Biography / Artist Statement
Darrell Davis was born in 1962 in rural Texas but spent his early years in the Los Angeles area. These diverse early experiences generated a desire to dissect, understand, and create. This lifetime passion naturally led to undergraduate art and postgraduate architecture studies. All of these influences are seen in his work today as he strives to learn, grow and push this envelope in every new piece.
In a style that he and a few of his contemporaries lovingly refer to as “impatient realism,” he touches his audience. Darrell brings together the softness, fluidity, and grace of his living subjects with clean geometric lines. By maintaining structure and composition, he manages to meld the two into something quite powerful and impactful. Davis was recently awarded the National Sculpture Society’s Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter prize at its 80th Annual Exhibition held at the Tampa Museum of Art and Brookgreen Gardens. Davis is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, California Art Club, American Society of Marine Artists, and Society of Animal Artists.