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Artist Statement


I am Wendy Davis— a Pacific Northwest oil painter/artist.  I create paintings leaning toward expressionist and sometimes abstract style, and push for loose brush strokes, and dramatic movement throughout the painting. I like to push the colors and exaggerate light and shadow. I enjoy doing people, cityscapes, architecture, aerial landscapes, with some animals thrown in for good measure!

I have been an artist since I was a kid—Drawing, painting, building, crafting. Anything I could do to create… I even sculpted tin cans.

I have been influenced by so many artists. I find myself drawn to the works of Edward Hopper for his use of light and shadow, California artist Richard Diebenkorn for his simplified abstracted landscapes, and the colors of Northwest Artist William Cummings (who was also my professor at Seattle Art Institute) among others.  I am forever grateful to and inspired by Youtube!  It answers so many questions!

I attended:

  • Western Washington University

  • Seattle Art Institute

Galleries/shows I have participated in:

  • Art at the Cave Gallery

  • Oregon Society of Artists Gallery

  • Southwest Washington Artists show

  • Northwest Oil Painters Guild shows