I grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin surrounded by the natural elements of tourism, beaches and the small town atmosphere. I started as a child doodling everything in sight on paper, cardboard, rocks, wood, the walls with colored pencil, markers, anything I can get my hands on. I would listen to the wants and likes of my family and friends and create crafts, drawings and paintings to fit their personalities always with the purpose of gifting. For this reason, I kept my birth name Davis as my signed Artist name.
I moved on to Minnesota with the new experience of my own family and shortly thereafter I experienced chaos, sadness and a lost soul. I eventually moved back to where I was most peaceful, my small town surrounded by water and human beings with a purpose.
I continued my education later in life and have a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Biology from UW-Whitewater. It was here, that I realized my soul was lost and I was in desperate need of finding it. I learned a variety of mediums, styles and marketing. I was also introduced to the world of art critics (If you don't paint what they like, then it's not good). I admit, I was and still am all over the place with my artwork, but I wasn't painting for what the market wanted. I wasn't a starving artist, where all I have is my artwork with a vision of "Making it Big". I was painting for the sole purpose of "Free" therapy, balancing my inner-self, to see the smiles of my family and friends when I give them one of my creations specified for them. I was painting a style that fit my life events and emotions at that time. (These are in my private collection and are slowly being let go) Occasionally I would accept requests and sell my artwork to support my hobby but for the most part I kept my Artwork to myself, unless you were one of the few that knew me well enough to see them hanging on my walls.
Somehow I became involved in the field of Death and went on to Mortuary School receiving my Associate Degree in Applied Science. Although my professional background for the last fifteen years is in the field of Mortuary Science and Death Investigator, I have been able to experience the emotional & physical distress that accompanies the death of a human being. Empathy has enhanced my conception of sensuality & passion. This emotion gave me a need & desire to express the inner-peace of the human soul, an indescribable peaceful image that needs to be expressed as a whole.
"Free" therapy as I call it has kept me by the waterways of Lake Michigan, IL and I am still all over the board with my visions and creations. My visions now are calming down the chaotic nature of the sea, the beauty of the gardens from a different perspective, dreams, promoting holiday cheer and the simple things in life with an occasional bump in the road.
I am and will always be inspired by our natural surroundings and connecting with life of all forms. Full of passion & life, placed in none other than a tranquil, untouched setting that is complimentary to the emotional balance of everyday life; Chaos & Perfection, Life & Death, Beauty & The Beast, Depression & Inner-peace. I strive for my paintings to show the coexistence of our natural environment in hopes to evoke a human expression.