Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey 07030
Specializing in Retouching, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design & Painting
art quilts, collages, drawings, paintings
My work involves vision and how I actually see the world and the objects in it. This is not unique. Every artist expresses their viewpoint. My twist is that I portray my view of the world through a virtual device, eyeglasses. This virtual reality is called 20/20, and I am told this is how the world should look. However, without this virtual device, the world is a blur, void of detail and defined shapes, where color and form blend into one another. I use both these views in creating my art.
Mark Davis is a professional artist who maintained a studio in Hoboken NJ for a decade, prior to his current Long Island NY residence where he continues his work. He has shown his works at the Arts on Sixth Gallery, Hoboken NJ, Bama Galleries, Hoboken, galleries in New York City, the Leslie Lohman Art Foundation. While resident in Hoboken, he was a regular participant in the annual Artists' Open Studio Tour. A recent photograph was selected for exhibition by the Long Island Center of Photography. And a painting was selected for inclusion in a recent catalog of Utrecht Art Supply.
When I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, being 10 years old meant that you joined the 4-H Club. The club that was in my neighborhood, the one within walking distance of my house, was a sewing club. That was where I learned to sew. That training was augmented by a mandatory Home Economics class from 7th to 9th grades.
Education was different in 1954. Those early years and that early introduction to fabric and sewing formed a passion in me for fabric that remains today.