Still Life with Plums and Wine

Brian Davies (Contemporary)

Oil on Panel
Size (inches): 14 (h) x 17.5 (w) inches
Size (cm): 35.6 (h) x 44.5 (w) cm

Brian Davies comes from a Cambrian background and followed a banking career in London and Sydney, Australia, where his painting began. After several years, he abandoned finance for fine art and returned to Europe and a 'la vie de boheme', spending time in Paris and Marsielle and becoming particularly fascinated by the seventeenth century Dutch masters. He developed an enduring interest in still- life, displaying a talent that has matured over the years. His still-lifes are painted in infinite variety, combining harmony and composition to telling effect, possessing a timeless appeal which has earned him a distinguished reputation. Brian Davies lives I London and southern France where he spends much of his time. The fruit from the orchards and vineyards around his house in a village in the Languedoc hills are often depicted in his paintings, as are all items from his collection of antique glass, pewter and porcelain, acquired over the years. Brian has exhibited at the Royal Academy summer Exhibition on a number of occasions and also at the Paris Salon. He is represented in collections in Great Britain, Europe and the United States.