Anna Davies

Working with oil paints and paper, Anna Davies creates unique paintings on board, trying to capture those aspects of personality that make people so very fascinating.

Through observation and swift, impromptu sketches, she identifies the minute facial gestures and angles of posture that express character, emotion and attitude. These traits are represented through paint: the colour, texture and density of the paint.

Essentially, she is not interested in creating a representational portrait, but exploring and exploiting the quality of paint. For this reason, she uses Michael Harding oil paints because of their superior quality and colour.

Coming to the end of a painting session, she cleans her palette by scraping the paint off with a knife onto sheets of paper from the local telephone directory, leaving these sheets hanging to dry on the studio wall.

These scraps of paper will later form the basis of a new painting, the surplus paint from which will be scraped onto another piece of paper
The painting process thus becomes self-perpetuating.


Weather
Mixed media
15 x 21cm
360

Portrait of a man II
Mixed media
20 x 31cm
395

Waiting
Mixed media
13 x 41cm
385



Weatherman
Mixed media
26 x 38cm
sold

Portrait of a woman
Mixed media
24 x 32cm
sold

Woman I
Mixed media
21 x 32 cm
395



Portrait IV
38 x 23cm
Mixed media
sold

Portrait of man
Mixed media
16 x 21 cm
360

Sixteen
Mixed media
17 x 22cm
360



Portrait II
Mixed media
20 x 25cm
395

Dancer
Mixed media
10 x 27cm
360

Portrait III
Mixed media
18 x 21cm
365



Out
Mixed media
17 x 25cm
370

Confessional
Mixed media
22 x 32cm
395

Seated Figure
Mixed media
29 x 33cm
450



Face
Mixed media
23 x 27cm
395

Thinker
Mixed media
20 x 41cm
450


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