D. William Davis's portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum of saltwater fish species. They range from docile Angel fish "Fossil Angels" to realistic impressions of a Key Largo Cubera Snapper." His work has been exhibited in the " Under the Sun Exhibition" at the Key West Museum Of Art & History in January of 2000.
To the left is a photo of a Sumi ink set used to create these fish prints, also known as fish rubbings and Gyotaku.
Sumi Ink sticks are rubbed by hand on a special stone, with a little water to make ink. For more than one thousand years, the method of making Sumi stick has remained the same.
The Suzuri is a flat grinding stone used to make Sumi ink. It has a sloping indentation which forms a small well at one end. Assorted brushes shown are used to apply the ink directly to prepared fish. Rice paper is then placed over the fish and gently rubbed to produce the print.
Who We Are
We are an Online Gallery located in Long Key Florida. We do all our archival reproductions in house. We use only Museum grade, archival materials. We offer fine art for your Florida Keys beach house or cottage décor, office decor' or business. Corporate accounts are welcome. We offer the best in fine art, museum grade, giclee's' and (Original's by appointment) available on the market today.
We are long time Florida Keys residents. We care about our environment and saving the Florida Bay. We care about restoring and rebuilding the Coral Reefs, preserving our sea life, keeping our beaches and Oceans clean and safe! For our corporate accounts, along with design and textiles. If you are involved in décor for resort or cruise lines, or want to add flare to an Island home, or have a unique idea of your own, please call me directly @ 305-393-1760 or contact us on our contact page.
D. William Davis - Education
1987 - 1991 School of Visual Arts - NYC - Bachelor of Fine Arts
1989 - 1991 Arts Student League - Summer Private Studies NYC
1990 - Atlantic Gallery - Soho, NYC
1991 - Wooster St. Gallery - Soho, NYC
1998 - 2001 Art Lovers Gallery - Islamorada, Fl.
2018 - Art Under The Oaks - Plantation Key, Fl
2018 - Winterfest- Plantation Key, Fl.
2018 - Fish Fest - Key Largo, Fl.
2000 - The Key West Museum of Art and History "Under The Sun" is a major exhibition sponsored by the Key West Museum of Art and History. The Exhibition includes the most exciting contemporary artists working in Florida today. The distinguished jurist for the show was Emily Kass, Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art.
2018 - DeLand, Florida Outdoor Art Festival. Honorable Mention Award