Figurative and abstract painter
About the Artist
Oakland artist Jean Davis paints abstracted figurative subjects placed in ambiguous settings. Her aesthetic sense was shaped by a childhood of living in various places, and a consequential love of travel. Her work centers on themes that deal with the impermanence of place, and the uncertainty of our perceptions.

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She earned a BS degree in Engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Her engineering education gave her a deeper appreciation of form, perspective and movement, which continues to influence her figurative work. She earned an MFA from AAU in San Francisco, and has received several awards for her work.

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    Jean Davis

    Oil and silver leaf on linen
    40” H x 30” W
    Gallery-wrapped, painted edges 1.5” deep


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