Jonathan Davis

Joined Artfinder: July 2020

Artworks for sale: 3

South Africa

About Jonathan Davis

 
 
  • Biography
    I grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. After finishing school I studied graphic design at the Johannesburg College of Art in the 1970's and then went on to work for many years in publishing and advertising before becoming a freelance designer, illustrator and cartoonist. I always had a love for fine art too and was a member of the Watercolour Society of South Africa for several years before I moved down the Plettenberg Bay on the southern Cape coast in South Africa. I have since participated in a number of exhibitions and shows over the years and continue to sell at various venues and art markets in the region. My art is the art of the ordinary - the everyday. A winding road, a lonely farmhouse, a battered gatepost - things easily overlooked in a busy world. I have an eye for detail and am particularly drawn to man-made subjects that have decayed with time. While there are many rules in the art world I strongly believe that the rules are there so that you can break them. I also believe that there isn't a right movement in art - nor a wrong one. Imagine if every artist followed the same mode, the same practices - how dreary would the art world be?
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Biography

I grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. After finishing school I studied graphic design at the Johannesburg College of Art in the 1970's and then went on to work for many years in publishing and advertising before becoming a freelance designer, illustrator and cartoonist. I always had a love for fine art too and was a member of the Watercolour Society of South Africa for several years before I moved down the Plettenberg Bay on the southern Cape coast in South Africa. I have since participated in a number of exhibitions and shows over the years and continue to sell at various venues and art markets in the region. My art is the art of the ordinary - the everyday. A winding road, a lonely farmhouse, a battered gatepost - things easily overlooked in a busy world. I have an eye for detail and am particularly drawn to man-made subjects that have decayed with time. While there are many rules in the art world I strongly believe that the rules are there so that you can break them. I also believe that there isn't a right movement in art - nor a wrong one. Imagine if every artist followed the same mode, the same practices - how dreary would the art world be?
 
 
 
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