Capturing my world through my art and my photography.
I specialize in drawing, illustration, pen and ink, sketching, watercolors.
I had a rock tumbler as a child and really enjoyed it. When my youngest was a child we bought her one. She was eager to enjoy it too, but somewhere after starting on that path, we lost track and it everything inside turned into a solid mass. We tossed it and forgot about it. On a recent beach trip, I collected handfuls of rocks, as I am always likely to do, and, upon return, remembered how I loved my childhood rock tumbler. I immediately researched, ordered and eagerly anticipated its delivery. Of course, with Amazon Prime, that was only a couple day’s wait. As soon as I unboxed it I thought “what am I doing?” I have neither time, nor space for yet another hobby. I thought “what will I DO with a pile of polished, pretty rocks?” I would gather them in my hands and feel their silky smoothness. I would likely gather them in some beautiful glass bowl and…then what? I have toddler grand kids frequently at my home. They put small colorful things in their mouths and up their noses and feed them to the dogs regularly. And I don’t even have a single space to display a bog bowl of pretty rocks. So I quickly decided “I’m Returning the Rock Tumbler” and will, for NOW, stick to painting them when the mood strikes.
3 panels from a small palm book I left hidden to be found.
This is inspired by the expired stuff we find in the fridge more often than I’d like to admit. Plus I just had to draw sardines because my brain made me.
...and spring in my sketchbook 2019.
@ ANIA PAWLIK 2019
Trade show poster I just delivered finals on titled: The UnBooth. My kind of trade show booth.
Artwork on "the other side" - playing with the bleed-through from the watercolor and intuitiviely allowing the shapes to arise. Created using watercolor, coffee, ink, graphic pens and unipen
Done with a multi color Bic ballpoint pen, just playing with the medium.
bedroom plant, like little lights
Lust for life by Barrie J Davies 2017, Mixed media on Canvas, 90cm x 90cm, Unframed.
trying a darker, sketchier look...
“Cosmic moggy” by Barrie J Davies 2018, mixed media on canvas, unframed, 50cm x 60cm.
From the digital sketchbook...a fun watercolory and penciled crowd. They’re scrunched together but are all pretty calm.
Whos that lady by Barrie J Davies 2015, 50cm x 40cm, mixed media on canvas, unframed.
The man with a vast red hat met a flower on the pad and asked, "Are you my dad?" The flower said, "No. I'm not the one, but I'll pretend I'm your dad if you'll pretend you're my sun."
Mona Lisa dream by Barrie J Davies 2019, mixed media on canvas, 28cm x 35cm, unframed.
ink sketch of branches
I drew these guys with a Pilot Custom 823 FA and Platinum Carbon Black ink. The FA nib has a good drawing width on watercolor paper - one of my favorites. It's a soft nib but I don't use the line variation, just some nice shock absorption with each downstroke. The Carbon Black ink is out-of-this-world good, though being pigmented I fear keeping it in too many pens.