Froyle Davies is a contemporary visual artist, specialising in creating bold paintings of dramatic colour and rich texture.
My inspiration comes from colour itself, and my approach to art is most akin to abstract expressionism. My paintings are a celebration of the creative process; whereby the initial inspiration is the spring board and from this the art evolves. Music plays a vital role in my creativity, it is the catalyst from where I draw my emotional expression and my paintings are often the execution of a visual colour melody.
My pursuit is to create art that inspires hope through the beauty of the colour and the texture of the painting. For me, representational imagery is not as important as the experience of the art, both for myself as the artist and for the viewer, which is why I particularly love abstract art. I work mainly in acrylic paint and mixed media collage. My love for experimentation can be seen through the extensive use of art materials and the different techniques explored during my many years of arts practice.
Recently my whole world turned upside down, when I found my birth family and point of origin. Returning to the beautiful land of New Zealand, this experience is now having a profound impact on my arts practice. I am outworking my new found exploration of identity through my series of paintings, The Journey Home. The cultural influence that I have experienced is being expressed through my new series, Origins of Life.
I have also been running Creative Art Workshops, engaging ordinary people in the creative expression of mixed media collage. It is an opportunity for 'virgin' artists to step into a studio space for a day and to unleash their creative identity. Everybody is creative and these workshops are designed to help people realise how amazing they really are.
I have been painting and exhibiting for twenty five years. Here is a selection of exhibitions
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