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Richard Thomas DavisR.C.A.

Canadian High Realist Painter

Richard Davis’s paintings point to real times and places existing both in the past and present. His interpretations of commonplace and ephemeral subjects suggest permanence. Yet, in the tight balances that characterize his compositions and subjects, something feels slightly out of kilter as if change is imminent. Davis’s subjects are the instants that stand still just before they vanish and the rich dimensionality of reality that comprises as much that is unseen as is seen. - Tom Smart
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still lifes

Hello everyone, welcome to my new website. While it's still a work in progress, I hope you find it interesting and fun to visit.

In an effort to make the site more informative, I’ve added background information, early sketches, drawings, and source materials, etc., to the paintings in the Cityscapes section, and I plan to add more to the other sections in the future.

In addition, since digital photography has made it easy to take good quality work-in-progress shots of my paintings, I’ve included a number of animated images that show how a work progressed from the first wash of color to the finished piece.

I've also been taking photos in and around the studio. I've included a number of these in the photo journal section below, and will continue to add more in the future.

If you would like to be notified when I've added to or updated my site, please fill in the contact form and click the appropriate box. And if you have any thoughts or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Enjoy your visit, Richard

A selection of photographs from in and around the studio.

Below are the most recent photographs from the studio. Visit the Journal for more.