Froyle Davies is a New Zealand artist, specialising in creating paintings of dramatic colour and rich texture.
I have been on a journey… discovering my birth family, place of origin and cultural heritage and this experience has given me the freedom to embrace my true self. I create beautiful original paintings that connect peeople with spiritual truth. Truth that releases hope, peace, grace, identity and value. Truth that brings healing to the soul and restores the spirit through colour and beauty. My revelation is your gift, as my paintings release the intention for which they have been made.
Beautiful original paintings to heal Your soul, inspire Your spirit and to restore hope to Your heart and mind.
Recently my whole world turned upside down, when I found my birth family and point of origin. Returning to the beautiful land of Aotearoa and exploring my Māori heritage, has had a profound impact on my arts practice. I am outworking a new found exploration of identity through my series of paintings. Read all about the adventure here The Journey Home.
The inspiration for my painting comes from colour itself, and my approach to art is most akin to abstract expressionism. The paintings are a celebration of the creative process; whereby the initial inspiration is the spring board and from this the art evolves.
I have been painting and exhibiting for the past twenty five years, mostly in Australia. I have been involved in many group exhibitions and have held a number of successful solo shows. I am currently living in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
My story ‘The Journey Home’ was published by The New Zealand Artist magazine, March / April 2018.
2018: Solo Exhibition - Inheritance
Square Edge Community Arts Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
2018: Solo Exhibition - The Journey Home
Space Studio Gallery, Whanganui New Zealand
2016: Solo Exhibition - The Colours of Hope
Gatakers ArtSpace, Maryborough, QLD
2015: Solo Exhibition - Streetscapes of San Francisco
The Green Cathedral, Noosaville , QLD
2014: Solo Exhibition - Streetscapes of San Francisco
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay, QLD
2014: Solo Exhibition - Soundscape
Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, QLD
2013: Group Exhibition - Streetscapes
Jive Art, Noosa Heads, QLD
2013: Group Exhibition - The Story
The Grid Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
2012: Solo Exhibition - Being Home
Harbourside Gallery, Tewantin, QLD
2011: Solo Exhibition - Postcards from Eternity
Evergreen Lifestyle Centre, Noosaville, QLD
2009: Solo Exhibition - The Colours of Hope
Butter Factory Gallery, Cooroy, QLD
2008: Solo Exhibition - Soundscape
Up Front Club, Maleny, QLD