My current work focuses on richly colored abstracted forms inspired by nature and influenced from urban experiences. The work incorporates light-hearted imagery combined with highly textured surfaces leading the viewer into subtle visual discoveries. Jan Davis Arts, established in 2019, was born out of the desire to showcase my explorations in mixed media and printmaking.
I live and work in Silicon Valley where I honed my 30-year graphic design career for leading technology companies. For over ten years, positions at CBS Television, Atari and Apple kept me busy before the launch Davis Design in 1993. My range of work includes artistic bike racks, exhibit design to complete branding and marketing communications design. I received my BFA degree in Graphics and Packaging from ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. My hobbies include hiking, riding, cycling, photography, visiting museums, connecting with friends at the local cafe or just hang’n with my cats.
BFA ArtCenter College of Design. Pasadena, CA
Recent Printmaking Workshops
2020 Relief and Collage with Robynn Smith
2020 Linocut Workshop with Katie Kilmartin
2019 Collagraph Master Course Workshop with Susanne Clark
2019 Encaustic Collagraphs with Elise Wagner. Guanajuato, MX
2019 Monotype Explorations: The next level with Jennifer Cole. Kala Institute, CA
2019 Experimental Screenprint with Emily Gui. Kala Institute, CA
2019 Malleable Monotype with Sarah Smelser. Kala Institute, CA
2018 Experimental Watercolor Monoprints with Karen Lederer. Anderson Ranch, CO
2018 Printmaking and Image Transfers with Kathryn Kain. Pacific Art League of Palo Alto. CA
2018 Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering with Akua Inks with Catherine Kernan. MA
2017 Beyond Direct to Plate: Multiplate Color: Neil Smith and Don Messac. NM
Recent Painting Workshops
2020 The Language of Color with Mark Eanes, CA
2017 – 2019 Art2Life Creative Visionary Path Program with Nicholas Wilton
2018 Mixed Media Collage with Michael Shemchuk. MOCA, CA
2018 Explorations in Printing on Roland VersaUV Flatbed Printers with Bonny Lhotka. CA
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PUBLICATIONS / BLOGS
Los Altos Town Crier Special Edition, July 1, 2020. “Los Altos resident Davis masters art of volunteering”
Gallery House Fine Art. “Through Judy’s Lens. Jan Davis”
Through My Window. Gallery House, Palo Alto. March 5 – April 26, 2021.
Beyond 2020. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto. October 2 – December 31.
Holiday Show. Gallery House, Palo Alto. November 14, 2020 – January 24, 2021.
Fall in Place. Gallery House, Palo Alto. October 3 – November 15
Benefit sale by Silicon Valley Open Studios for Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley. Oct. 15 – Nov. 30
MEMBER OR CONTRIBUTOR
Gallery House, Palo Alto
Jen Tough Artist Alliance
Silicon Valley Open Studios
Pacific Art League
De Young Museum
Arts Los Altos