Walt Davis is a signature member, life member, and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and his painting “Katy-did, Katy-didn’t won their Margery Soroka Memorial Award in 2012. He was curator of exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Natural History for fifteen years creating wildlife dioramas and collaborating with Dallas muralists Olin Travis and Granville Bruce.
Walt’s work has been exhibited at Eastfield College Gallery, Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), Panhandle Art Center, (Amarillo), Old Jail Art Museum (Mount Vernon), Brownsville Heritage Complex, Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, and San Angelo Art Museum.
Walt often paints plein air and enjoys Working in different scales from miniatures to full sheet watercolors. He says the challenge for the watercolorist is to choreograph a delicate dance between art and nature coaxing the fundamental truth of one to illuminate the fundamental truth of the other.
Merging Visions 2016 People's Choice Awards
First Place Pairing: Rebecca Hines, If You Could Choose . . . Would You? Poem, with J. Carol Stoecker, Cooling Down, painting.
Tied for Second Place Pairing: Christine Irving, The Blue Monkeys of Thera, poem, with Carol Rowley, The Blue Monkeys of Thera, painting
Vicky Li, Bless the Hearts of the Parents, poem, with Mindy Faubion, The Blessing, painting.
Merging Visions 2016 Reception Photographs
Photos by Tom Judd