6/30/11

Lee Baxter Davis

 
Man of the West, 2007  pen, ink and wash on paper 44 x 56 inches 


   
St. Obe, 1994 - ink, waterecolor and graphite 


 
Saint Obe Discovers American, 1994 ink, watercolor, collage 21 x 29 inches 



The Crisis is Past
, 2004 Ink & collage, 33 x 42 inches 


 
Seven, 1999 ink and watercolor 18 x 31 inches 


   
Flood, 2007 ink wash and watercolor on paper  26 x 48 inches 



Sister Dee Bee ink wash, watercolor and collage on paper 28 x 20 inches

Lee Baxter Davis creates intense, imaginative, detailed, textured, finely crafted works out of seemingly random symbols. They have a fun mystical dark feeling without being overly emotional and corny. His line quality has a magic balance between being loose / energetic and very articulate. He's obviously passionate. I enjoy comparing his old work with his newer pieces and speculating on his spontaneous process. He taught Gary Panter and Trenton Doyle Hancock while he was teaching at East Texas State University. He's now a retired assistant Pastor in East Texas at St William the Confessor Catholic Church, Greenville, Texas, and works in his home studio. 

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