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ARTISTS:
  Steve Allrich
  Hiram Ball
  Joan Brancale
  William Burnham
  Eli Cedrone
  Vera Champlin
  William R. Davis
  Ann Trainor Domingue
  Marguerite E. Falconer
  F. Ronald Fowler
  Sue Gilkey
  Lois Griffel
  Laura Griffith
  Ann Hart
  Susan Hollis
  Peter Hussey
  Don Krohn
  Elizabeth Lazeren
  Barney Levitt
  Carol Maguire
  Joe Moniz
  Ginny Nickerson
  Kenneth Northup
  Jo Ellen Reinhardt
  Jo Ann Ritter
  Kim Roderiques
  Pharr Schulenburg
  William Simpson
  Odin K. Smith
  Charles Sovek
   
 

William R. Davis

 

  About the artist

William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Coastal Harbor Sunset  
Oil on panel
Size: 6" x 8"     
Framed size: 12" x 14"
$4,000
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Heading Out  
Oil on panel
Size: 8" x 10"     
Framed size: 12" x 14"
$5,800
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Windswept  
Oil on panel
Size: 8" x 10"     
Framed size: 13.5" x 15.5"
$5,800
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Harbor Traffic  
Oil on panel
Size: 6" x 8"     
Framed size: 9.5" x 11.5"
$4,900
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Winter Crows   
Oil on panel
Size: 10" x 8"     
Framed size: 13.5" x 11.5"
$4,500
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
View Along Saco River, NH   
Oil on panel
Size: 8" x 10"     
Framed size: 13" x 15"
$4,800
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
December Marsh   
Oil on panel
Size: 8" x 6"     
Framed size: 11.5" x 9.5"
$3,200
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Sunset From the Field   
Oil on panel
Size: 5" x 7"     
Framed size: 8.5" x 10.5"
$3,200
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Sunset from the Mountainside 
Oil on panel
Size: 6" x 8"     
Framed size: 9" x 11"
$3,200
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Morning Colors   
Oil on panel
Size: 5" x 7"     
Framed size: 8.5" x 10.5"
$1,900
   
William R. Davis, Gallery Antonia
Moon Glow   
Oil on panel
Size: 6" x 8"     
Framed size: 9.5" x 11.5"
$3,200
 

Bill Davis grew up on Cape Cod during a time when the Cape was a much quieter summer vacation land. At 10 years old, he took sailing lessons at the Hyannis Port Yacht learning to sail Beetlecats and other local built wooden boats. At 14 years old, he started working at the Hyannis Theater and continued there until 1970. Attended Barnstable High School and was always found in the Art Rooms. After High School graduation and a year attending Cape Cod Community College Bill went to work for his father's Heating & Air conditioning Company. But in the late 70's, he returned to painting at night after work. In 1978 he started selling his paintings to local builders and folks in Hyannis Port. By 1982 he made the switch to painting full time.  Bill had his first show at Richard Bourne Company 1983 along with an artist friend Elizabeth Mumford. The show was well received and attended by Lee Remick and Jackie Onasiss. This was the beginning of a very long list of shows all over the country. 

Once you have seen a painting by William R. Davis, you will understand why Mr. Davis has a national reputation as one of the best marine artists presently working in the United States. Mr. Davis grew up in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He is a self-taught artist whose oil paintings typically capture the serene light of sunrise or sunset on the water. He employs many of the techniques traditionally used by American luminosity painters to realize his personal vision, showing a marked preference for 19th century subjects.

In 1987, Davis made history with the first one artist show ever mounted at the prestigious Mystic Maritime Gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. All twenty of the works featured in that show were sold at the opening reception. In 1990 he received the Mystic Maritime Gallery Award of Excellence and his painting entitled "Calm Day off Latimer's Reef" appeared on the cover of Mystic's The Art of the Sea Calendar in 1993. Three of his paintings were also used in Shipwrecks Around Boston by noted Cape Cod author, William P. Quinn. Rockport Publishers has included Boston Harbor at Sunset in a new book entitled A Gallery of Marine Art. He has also been included in the latest edition of E.H.H. Archibald's authoritative volume on Marine Art from the Flemish masters to the present.

 

Memberships:

  • Fellow Member of the American Society of Marine Artists
  • The Guild of Boston Artists
  • Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art  Acquisition Committee
  • St. Botolph Club
  • Board of Trustee Cape Cod Maritime Museum   

Awards:

  • 1989 Award of Excellence – Mystic Maritime Gallery International Show 
  • 1991 Second Place – Copley Society 
  • 1999 Award of Excellence – Mystic Maritime Gallery International Show 

Juried & Invitational Shows and Exhibitions

2016

  • Summer Exhibition, The Christina Gallery, Edgartown, MA, July 2 - August 31
  • Spirit & Matter: Contemporary American Luminism. (Don Demers, Joseph McGurl, William R Davis)  The Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA   August 20 - September 9

2015

  • Spotlight Show, The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA, December 5-16

2014

  • One Man Show, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, MA, July 5-August 5

2012

  • Offical  "POPS by the  SEA" artist
  • Cape Cod Hospice 25th Year Award,  April
  • Collins Gallery, Orleans, MA , group show 
2011
  • One Man Show, Quidley & Company, Nantucket, MA, August
  • Private one man exhibition "St. Botolph Club", October

 


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