Growing up in the city of Bath, Jack has been dedicated to his art practice from an early age. Compelled by the light and artistic heritage Jack moved to Cornwall in 2009 and has now established a distinct visual language combining a variety of marks, textures and layers to create an immersive and expressive response to the Cornish coastline.
His studio is based in a former Sunday school on the rugged West Penwith peninsula; with plenty of light and space, Jack’s work keeps getting bigger and bolder.
In 2016 Jack became a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art, joining an impressive roster of practicing artists in Cornwall. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, including at the Scope Art Fair Miami, PROTECHT in association with the Whitechapel Gallery, The Threadneedle Prize: ‘Figurative Art Today’, and published in ‘Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists’ from the Aesthetica Art Prize.
Jack’s works have been acquired for private and corporate collections worldwide.
“Cornwall is at the end of the line, remote, rugged and embodied with an ancient primal majesty. Living in such an impressionable environment evokes plenty of inspiration on a daily basis; I am drawn to the raw power of the natural environment and the sublime effect of light. I try to harness the impulsive energy of my subject matter and create order out of chaos like the landscape I inhabit.” – Jack Davis