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Fine Art Department

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Instructor: Brian Davis
August 21–24, 2020 (Friday–Monday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Brian Davis will demonstrate the approach to painting in oils that has made his floral paintings renowned. He will talk about choosing a subject, composition, the use of a value painting (grisaille), and the techniques of oil painting that contribute to the look of his works. You will watch Brian as he goes through the process of bringing a painting to life. You will also work on your piece. Brian will be there to answer questions and assist you with the creation of your class painting. For those who are interested, he will answer questions dealing with the art business. All levels welcome.


BRIAN DAVIS is honored to be in the collections of seven museums, including the Huntington Library, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New York Botanical Garden. Currently, his art is carried by over 30 galleries worldwide. In 1971, Brian left Cal State University LA, in his senior year, to pursue a career as an illustrator. In 1979 he left illustration to open a fine art publishing firm, Davis-Blue Artwork, with his business partner Robert Blue. In the mid-90’s Brian sold Davis-Blue to focus on his passion, creating fine art and teaching. He is primarily self-taught, and is published by Q7 Editions.

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Current MAC Members: $432
Non-members: $480 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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