Michael Davis

"Railroad Station"
"Railroad Station"

8"x10", oil on panel

"Two Cottages"
"Two Cottages"

5"x7", oil on panel

"Late Summer"
"Late Summer"

9"x12", oil on canvas

"Summer Cottage"
"Summer Cottage"

5"x7", oil on panel

"Beach Point"
"Beach Point"

12"x16", oil on panel

"Main Street, Wellfleet"
"Main Street, Wellfleet"

8"x10", oil on board

"Still Life, Aubergine"
"Still Life, Aubergine"

9"x12", oil on canvas

"Summer Light"
"Summer Light"

12"x16", oil on canvas

"The First House"
"The First House"

16"x20", oil on canvas

"House at Mayo Beach"
"House at Mayo Beach"

12"x16", oil on panel

"Highland House"
"Highland House"

12"x16", oil on panel

"Sunrise"
"Sunrise"

9"x12", oil on panel

Michael Davis, a native of Rhode Island, graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 1967, majoring in illustration. Following a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, he established himself as a jewelry designer in the Providence area. Finding the confines of such employment didn't leave him adequate time to paint, he left it to devote all his efforts to his first love, painting.

Davis' use of clear, direct and clean color, coupled with his use of vigorous brush strokes are reminiscent of Paul Cézanne's works, although, the artist says he was most influenced by Edward Hopper, Claude Monet and John Singer Sargent. His clean areas of color play off one another giving his paintings an unusual vibrancy. The clarity of light available at the tip of Cape Cod, a favorite locale of Davis', lends itself to his dynamic style resulting in fresh and exciting works.