Richard Davis has a BA in sculpture from Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, New York. He practiced the art of fine cuisine in the restaurant business for many years. In 1998, he volunteered to help install mosaics on the front of the Craft Center Building in Nelson, New Zealand and has been making mosaics ever since. Upon returning to the USA, he joined the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) and now makes mosaics in Clinton, WA.
He is a frequent contributor to SAMA’s publication “Groutline”. Old articles have covered mosaics in Central Asia, Egypt, St. Louis, and more recent articles include mosaics in Gujarat,India, and Vietnam. He has also written an article for the British Association for Modern Mosaic about a recent visit to Tunisia. He continues his mosaic education by taking workshops at SAMA’s annual conferences. In 2005, he participated in a technical tile workshop offered to professional tile installers by Schluter Systems. He is the co-author of SAMA's 2013 guide to public mosaics in Tacoma and Seattle, WA. He contributes mosaic videos & photos he finds online to the blog "Mosaic Art Now".
Richard is influenced by the numerous mosaic styles he has seen in his travels. Many of his pieces incorporate found or recycled objects and tiles, often carted back in suitcases from far away lands! It is from this large and costly inventory of colors and textures that he draws inspiration for his mosaics. He works in both figurative and abstract styles. Visit my studio on Whidbey Island, WA. by appointment only: call 360-579-1080
To see my 80 photographs of mosaics from around the world, check out the contributors page when you visit Mosaic Atlas
Richard on the scene of the architectural mosaic he worked on in Nelson, New Zealand in 1999.
Images copyright 1999-2013