Bill Davis - Oil Pastel/Mixed Media
I am a long-time resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have a degree in Art Education from Central State University of Oklahoma and studied pottery for two years under Roger Corsaw at the University of Oklahoma. Upon moving to Albuquerque I became a professional potter and gallery owner for over 18 years. I also have a masters degree in Early Childhood Development and was a special needs kindergarten teacher for 12 years in the Albuquerque Public School System.
The beauty of nature and the world around me have always inspired my artwork, both as a potter and as a painter. I find endless numbers of subjects to create in the landscapes around New Mexico, the Southwest, travels to Mexico and elsewhere. Oil pastels have only recently captured my creative interests and they have become my main media. I like the feel of them between my fingers when I am painting (like clay on the potters wheel); they are soft and butter-like. I like that they can be applied in many layers of colors, scratched, and they can be mixed with a variety of media to create different interesting textures and details. My work focuses is on artwork for smaller spaces. I enjoy the creative challenge of working small and trying to capture as much detail of the landscape as possible in a realistic way.
Masters Works of New Mexico 2014
Award: Miniature Arts Bardean Award
Outstanding Achievement 2014
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair 2015
Award: Best in Painting, Category II
Masters Works of Mew Mexico 2016
Award: First Place-Mixed Media