Mark Davey

Seriously prolific artist, born 1972, Finished year 12 in 1989. A wood machinist/woodturner by trade, finished apprenticeship 1993, excelling in the trade until chronic nerve pain took over in 1998.

Took up painting in 1995 for the first time since high school, a hobby quickly became an obsession, a life’s passion and a career.

First solo exhibition in 1996 and since then numerous solo exhibitions in cafes, libraries, regional and commercial galleries, also being involved in a number of group exhibitions, and showing in small and major commercial galleries, as well as a variety of shops. Entering competitions, winning Art in the Margins in 2009 and the Heiser gallery emerging artist award in 2012.

Basically a self taught artist though learning some tips from well known artists Don Waters and Brian Cook, studying fine art at QCA Gold Coast in 2002, got good marks but decided I was an artist not a student and left to follow my own path and concentrate on my art, constantly experimenting and working in series to push ideas as far as I can.

Taking inspiration from everything everywhere, including a variety of styles of art. Working in a variety of mediums, acrylic, oil, mixed media, pastel, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, photography and timber, the woodwork is bringing my skills as a wood machinist into my art.

Constantly experimenting, evolving and learning, driven to do more and more. Making a name gradually in the art world, thousands of works so far, aiming high, anything is possible in the future.

In 2017 tumours that had been causing pain in the upper and lower spine for many years became cancerous and were removed. Now in a wheelchair this will not slow down the artistic output.