ARTWORK of TOM V DAVIS

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Tom Davis grew up in the Pacific Northwest in the islands and Eastern Washington, he started drawing and painting when he was a child and spent hour after hour in the library learning techniques and poring over books with the work of the Renaissance artists, the Impressionists, the Fauvists and others, he also grew fascinated with superhero comics and copied the artwork of the masters of the genre like Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Barry Smith et al.

As a young adult, Tom took the Graphic Design program at Seattle Central Community College, and through the 1990s worked as a designer and illustrator for magazines, ad agencies and did a lot of freelance work in the Seattle area. Highlights of this period include art directing the 1996 Seattle Fringe Theater Festival and producing 150 illustrations for the Seattle Children's Home Society. He also worked as a designer and illustrator for Seattle's Child Magazine.

After the dot com bust around the turn of the century, Tom applied to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island and was accepted into the Illustration department, where he studied for two years. While in Providence he also took critical theory classes at Brown University. Since returning to the Northwest he has continued to paint and draw, showing and selling his artwork in galleries, mixed use spaces and online.