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Artist Statement

About Robert V P Davis the Artist -

To me, the world of art is magic. It takes me to many far-away places, it speaks in many languages. This is one reason why my work is so diverse. I have explored many different subjects, with both realistic and abstract interpretations. These are my trips--short bursts of energy from within. Again and again, I see that I must take a new road on my journey through this world.

Most of my art reflects my life-long fascination with the inner self and the nature of humankind. Regardless of the subject, my work is characterized by a strong sense of color and a balance of lines, shapes and patterns that dance across the image plane. I begin with the initial idea and design, then abstract and purify it until I achieve a simplicity that is compelling in both content and design. Technique is important, but it is secondary to the concept.

With all my art, I try to transform myself and the viewer metaphysically, so that when viewing the finished piece we are left, if only momentarily, somehow different than before we saw it.

Artist Exhibitions

Robert V. P. Davis /Short Resume

Selected Solo Exhibitions
•Baltimore’s Annual Open Studio Tour/sold artwork for eighteen years.
•Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Hoffberger Gallery, Where Have All The Trees Gone,
Baltimore, MD
•Old Goucher Historic House & Studio Tour, 2521 N. Calvert Street Studio, Baltimore, MD
•Grill Art, Diverse Art Through The Years, Baltimore MD
•Spike & Charlies, Dyslexia Through an Artist’s Eye, Baltimore MD
•Vaspa, Flowers Outside My Back Window, Baltimore MD
•Rockville Arts Place, Dyslexia Through an Artist’s Eye, Rockville, MD
•Artshowcase Gallery, Five Solo Exhibitions, Baltimore MD
•The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Turner Auditorium, Dyslexia, Baltimore MD •Artshowcase Gallery, Flowers Series, Baltimore MD
•Slayton House Gallery, Baltimore Streets, Columbia MD
•Gallery One, Western Maryland College, Drawings & Paintings,Westminster MD
•Hartman Gallery, Baltimore Spaces, Baltimore MD
•Foundry Gallery, Heritage, Washington DC
•Union Gallery, Towson State University, Figuratively Speaking, Baltimore MD
•Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore Streets, Baltimore MD

Selected Group Exhibitions
• MICA Health Center, MICA Alumni, Baltimore MD
• Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Flowers, Hot Springs, Arkansas
• Art Exchange, The Copious Collection, Hot Springs, Arkansas
• MICA Health Center, MICA Alumni, Baltimore MD
•Timothy’s Fine Art, The Copious Collection, High Point Show NC & Dallas, TX
•University of Maryland University College, Doris Patz Collection, College Park MD
•School 33 Regional Arts Center, Annual Lotta Art Benefit, Baltimore MD
•Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA Alumni 15 x 15. Baltimore MD
•VSA arts of ARTSPACE Gallery, Art/Disability/Expression, Salt Lake City UT
•AOL Time Warner, Inc., New Sensations, Dulles VA
•Ain’t That A Frame, Flowers/Trees, Westminster MD
•Contemporary Museum, Snapshot, Baltimore MD
•Thesis Gallery, MICA Alumni 15 x15, Baltimore MD
•Agora Gallery, Landscapes, SOHO, New York
•Very Special Art Gallery, Reading, Writing and Paper, Washington DC
•Adler Gallery, Group Show, Baltimore MD
•Decker Gallery, Fay and Friends, Baltimore MD
•Maryland Art Place, Out Of Order Again, Baltimore MD
•Maryland Art Place, Wild from Seclusion: Art and Locality in Baltimore, Baltimore MD
•Artscape ‘97, Man Hole Covers, Baltimore MD
•Hargis Gallery, Pop Art Sculptures, Pomona AL, CA
•Agora Gallery, Elements of Nature, SOHO, New York
•Loyola College Festival of the Arts, Flowers, Baltimore MD
•The Contemporary, Sunday in the Park, Baltimore MD
•The Baltimore Life Gallery, Transformation, Baltimore MD
•Morris Mechanic Theatre, Alvin Ailey Exhibition, Baltimore MD
•The Unicorn Gallery, AEA Show, Lutherville MD
•Green Spring Station, In-DESK-Scribable, Mt. Washington MD
•Lois Hodes Gallery, In-DESK-Scribable, Baltimore MD
•The BAUhouse, Prose/Poetry - Visual Arts Collaborative, Baltimore MD
•Gallery 409, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Artists Equity Association Show, Baltimore MD •Howard County Board of Education, Professional Gallery, Ellicott City MD
•Gallerie Francoise, Flowers Cafe Exhibit, Baltimore MD
•Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Hoffberger Gallery, Group Exhibit, Baltimore MD
•Wetherholt Galleries, Funding Center Group Exhibit, Alexandria VA
•Newberry Farms Art Gallery, Landscapes, Newberry PA
•Salisbury Arts Festival, Group Exhibit, Salisbury MD
•Wetherholt Galleries, 100 Contemporary Artists, Washington DC
•Museum for Contemporary Arts, Visual Aids, Baltimore MD
•Baltimore Choral Arts Society, ART ‘90 exhibition, Baltimore MD
•Katzenstein Gallery, Expressions of the Human Faces, Baltimore MD
•Knight Gomez Gallery, Portfolio of Flowers, Baltimore MD
•Foundry Gallery, Miniatures, Washington DC
•Foundry Gallery, Cheap, Washington DC
•Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Hoffberger Gallery,Group Exhibit, Baltimore MD
•Holtzman Art Gallery, Towson State University, Figuatively Speaking, Baltimore MD
•First Artists Invitational Exhibition, City Hall Courtyard Galleries, Baltimore MD
•Grimaldis Gallery, Group Exhibit, Baltimore MD
•Fells Point Art Gallery, Happy Birthday Uncle Sam, Baltimore MD

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Works in Permanent Collections

M&Ms. Jerome Shaulek, Baltimore, MD
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Montague, Baltimore, MD
Dr.& Mrs. Thomas Levickas, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. James Coniglio, Baltimore, MD
Mr. John R. Davis, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Paul Flynn, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Jerome Roessler, Catonsville, MD
Mr. Gilbert Miller, Deland, FL
Dr. & Mrs. Kiert Toh, Riner, VA
Mrs. Ella J. Trainor, Christenburg, VA
Dr. & Mrs. Eric Gratz, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Roger B. Davis, Ellicott City, MD
M&Ms. John T. Hanks, Jr. Lake Havasu City, AZ
M&Ms. Wasyl Palijczuk, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Gregory Pease, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Charles R. Nitsch, Catonsville, MD
Ms. Joann Sturm, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Lilia L. Griswold, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. James G. Dickman, Lutherville, MD
Mr. Michael J. Murphy, Baltimore MD
M&Ms. Bert Burke, Crystal River, FL
Mr. Lee Troutner, Annapolis, MD
M&Ms. Hamilton H. Hackney, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Ellen O’Hara, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Harry J. Trainor, Jr. Annapolis, MD
M&Ms. Eric Freeman, Hedgesville, WV
Dr. & Mrs. Treadway Parker, Colts Heck, NJ
Ms. Miriam Cohen, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. David Crowder, Sarasota, FL
Dr. Morris Sumner, Baltimore, MD
Gay & Lesbian Community Center, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Ellen Salditch, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Ellen Miller, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Linda Smith, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Ethel Berney, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Ernest Pickell, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Pat Sullivan, Baltimore, MD
K. Cowan & J. Augustyniak, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Robert Jacobson, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Tab Trainor, Oswego, IL
Mr. Rob Jacobson, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Debbie Fletter, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Jennifer Burdick, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Linda M. Kilduff, Baltimore, MD
Ms. Gale DeLong, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Sydney Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Chris Jensen, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Ed Trainor, Balboa Island, CA
M&Ms. John J. Swiss, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Sheldon Smith, Gaylord MI
Advocates for Children & Youth, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Jaime Kauffman, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland University College-Doris
Patz Collection, College Park, MD
Mr. Kenneth Pell, Baltimore, MD
M John McClaren, Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD
Ms. Ann Fiocco, Baltimore, MD
M&Ms. Matt Villarose, Crystal River, FL

Artist Favorites

Personal Favorites

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