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If you would like to COMMISSION a completely new, custom painting, click the "COMMISSION" listing above and msg me details about what you would like your painting to be.
Who is Robert Nathan Davis?
Robert Nathan Davis is an Artist based out of New York City. His work is sold in showrooms in NYC and Tokyo. His art has appeared in prints on women's high end ready-to-wear dresses and tops by renowned designer Sayaka Davis. His paintings are collected on every continent but Antarctica.
Robert's family moved a lot when he was a child. To say his upbringing was 'poor' would be an understatement. “I remember the first time we moved UP to the ghetto,” he says. “For awhile, it was tents and the back seat of a car.” His imagination was his escape from his circumstances and he loved to paint, write, make music, and engage in anything creative he could get into. “I can paint all day, every day and never get bored. It's the one 'place' I can be the most free.” Spending much of his life in sunny west Florida and southern California, Robert has embraced bright colors and sharp contrast into his work. “It just feels natural, like an extension of my inner fantasy world.”
Robert Nathan Davis defies the old cliché of “There's nothing original under the sun” by having developed a truly unique style. He primarily fingerpaints acrylic on canvas, embellishing with knife and brush. He layers the paint in a way that creates the illusion of three dimensional depth and, on closer inspection, his paintings reveal hidden layers and even hidden colors. Most pieces appear to subtly move or change when the viewer moves, essentially popping out and demanding to be seen. They appear entirely abstract but are secretly representational, the goal being to excite the viewer's imagination and unlock a sense of childlike wonder and awe.
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Robert Nathan Davis
I have devoted my life to creation: painting, writing, etc.
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Frequently asked questions
I live in or am visiting New York City. Can I pick up my painting(s) in person?
Yes! If you live here, I am happy to hand deliver to you. If you are visiting, I advise having me ship it anyway; taking paintings on airplanes can be risky! They could easily be lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed at the airport or in flight.
Do you do customized commissions (high volume, different size, on location)?
Yes! If you need volume or a special size for you or your business, please do not hesitate to contact me. If it is something that needs to be done on location, I have a passport.