About The Artist
In 1995 I signed up for a Japanese flower arranging class, having no idea how life changing a decision that would turn out to be. In Ikebana, you happen upon the beauty. Rather than centering in on a perfect bloom, fallen leaves and buds about to open, a sense of history and transience are what’s important
Translating that sense of history and transience, conveying appreciation of the beauty in imperfection into paintings has been deeply grounding, meditative and joyful. When at work on these paintings , my breathing slows and my mouth waters.
Rachel Davis is a mixed media artist born and bred in New York City and thrilled to call the San Francisco Bay Area home. In Asian inspired abstraction and botanicals, portraiture celebrating women, and in figurative work exploring memory, Davis’s work invites the viewer to search beneath richly layered and textured surfaces. Her work has been juried into multiple international and national shows, into the de Young Open exhibition, the Salon at the Triton Museum, and is in collections across the United States, in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
Davis’s studio is in the historic ICB Building in Sausalito, CA.