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Galen Davison


"Exceptionally high quality work both in terms of craftsmanship and distinctive vocabulary." With these kind words noted art appraiser, consultant and curator, Nicholas Tuele sums up the appeal and promise of the works of Galen Davison. He continues: "[The] paintings are at once accessible and mysterious and thus they wield a compelling hold on the thoughtful viewer. In my opinion, this is the hallmark of the very best art. This is the kind of art that proves itself over time as we find deeper and deeper levels of meaning and allusion on sustained viewing."

Working with plaster, zinc, copper, wood, ceramics and artist grade paint, Davison describes his technique as "a loose flow of movement, a visual journey." His latest series is called Petal Paintings - and whether he casts his eye to abstract landscapes, seascapes, or still life studies, the results are works of bold beauty that fill their spaces with wonder, peace and delight.

Close study of a Davison work reveals a thousand tiny mysteries reflecting his many curiosities: the wonder of nature, the power of light, the ubiquitous icons of modern culture, the prettiness of a flower. Says Davison: "I like to think of these images as objects - more like flat sculptures. It's like arriving at an archeological dig and trying to decode the layers of history and visualize the actions and decisions of the archeologists."

Davison won a scholarship to the University of Victoria, BC, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with honours, and received an honourable mention for the Helen Pitt Visual Arts Canada Award for the most promising artist to graduate from a British Columbia university. His work can be found in the corporate collections of the Westin Hotels chain, Brentwood Bay Luxury Resort Hotel, Sayward Hill Developments, the Robert W Cameron Law offices, Properties in Victoria Professionals, and many private collections.

Davison paints at the window of the hillside studio he built from recovered material on the hill above his house in Victoria where he lives with his wife and three young sons.

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Halfway There A Flower For Jack Sunday At The Empress Chartruese and Sunday Afternoon Nine and Welcoming Autumn Balancing Seven


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