Artist Profile

Patrick Davis


Born in Guyana, South America, Davis has lived in Houston, Texas since 1971. Known for his paper mache figures, he assembles his figures over wire forms and then paints and clothes them with paper from magazines. His finishing touch is often tiny snakeskin scales, which he uses as fingernails and toenails. His elegantly posed figures are typically topped with a large hat, which Davis says he makes first and “the rest just comes to me.”

biography source: Main Street Gallery

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