James Davis has established a reputation as one of North Carolina’s most unique and recognized artist. Davis mixes art media such as acrylic, charcoal and watercolor to achieve a textured, layered surface that adds an abstract quality to his impressionistic subjects. He has attracted a strong, growing interest from artists, art critics and the art-buying public.
Regional art critic and jazz/blues performer, Arthur Shuey, has labeled James Davis’ approach as “Myxolydian” after the primary jazz scale designed to intentionally darken and lighten selected elements of a piece through alteration of the sound. In the case of James Davis’ painting technique, “Myxolydian” refers to the mixing of art elements through the visual spectrum. “He is, in effect, painting in a different key than most other painters”, summarizes Mr. Shuey.
James Davis is generating a new movement in art around the world. James Davis’ art is held in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.