I am so pleased to bring you the work of Kia Samuels-Davis this beautiful Wednesday! His work caught my eye instantly because of his purposeful, yet lush and free, brush strokes and highly intimate approach to each painting. Every person has a story, and each object shows marks of history. It’s as if these paintings are snapshots from a much larger scene, and the viewer cannot help but wonder, and feel, and guess at what is going on beyond the painting.
Kai Samuels-Davis is a storyteller.
It takes a great deal of skill to paint a person, let alone a person realistically, catching that bit of “life” and reality. One of the reasons Kai Samuels-Davis‘ paintings feel so vivid is the layers upon layers of similar shades. He does a fantastic job of shaping and forming his subject matter without lines, but with shades.
…but doesn’t he make painting look so effortless?
Have a wonderfully, inspired Wednesday!