Three Nocturnes by Greg Davies
Three Nocturnes is a three-piece collection of miniature oil paintings on paper by artist Greg Davies. As the title of the piece suggests, the paintings depict three different nighttime scenes which are displayed behind glass in a shadow box.
Greg Davies’ work is focused on oil painting and drawing. He references historic styles and past modes of representation as a means of presenting and interpreting contemporary subject matter. This impulse stems, in part, from a belief in the sustainability of old styles. Davies' miniature landscapes and clouds are inspired by the scenery and skies of Cape Breton. The miniatures are painted on paper tags to reflect the ephemeral nature of the subjects represented: small fleeting moments captured in oils.
Oil on paper in shadow box
10 x 10 in
25 x 25 cm