“The Art of BUGS” a presentation by Artist Walt Davis at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) May Meeting

Walt Davis

Please join VAST on Thursday, May 5th from 7-9 p.m. for a presentation entitled “The Art of BUGS” by watercolor artist Walt Davis .

During the presentation, Walt will work on a half-sheet demo of a large scale insect. Walt states that he is four years into a series of paintings celebrating the surprising world just small enough to escape our attention but full of beautiful and unexpected colors and shapes. It is the world at our feet that goes largely unnoticed. He will include plenty of sketches and preliminary drawings to illustrate his method of working as well as the three paintings that made it into American Watercolor Society annual shows, one of which won an award.

Walt Davis is a signature member, life member, and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and his painting “Katy-did, Katy-didn’t” won their Margery Soroka Memorial Award in 2012. He was curator of exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Natural History for fifteen years creating wildlife dioramas and collaborating with Dallas muralists Olin Travis and Granville Bruce.

Walt’s work has been exhibited at Eastfield College Gallery, Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), Panhandle Art Center, (Amarillo), Old Jail Art Museum (Mount Vernon), Brownsville Heritage Complex, Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, and San Angelo Art Museum.

Walt often paints plein air and enjoys working in different scales from miniatures to full sheet watercolors. He says the challenge for the watercolorist is to choreograph a delicate dance between art and nature coaxing the fundamental truth of one to illuminate the fundamental truth of the other.

To find out more about Walt, see: http://waltdavisart.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.

The presentation is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.http://vastarts.org


Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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