This is one of a series of small preparatory/investigative studies I did before going to a larger piece. Here I was trying to find a balance between the abstract elements and stylized depictions of a crowded Miami beach day. These works are inspired in part by the French midcentury artist Raoul Dufy since my parents hung some of his prints in my room when I was a baby.

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Joe Davis

White Beach

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

30" h x 30" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Joe Davis
Boca Raton, Florida

Getting to Know Joe

Each of Joe Davis’ paintings excites the eye with a distinctive liveliness. His bright color palette gives his compositions a fantastical warmth and playfulness. Joe explores the ways that an overhead perspective can render everyday scenes into marvelous abstraction. Kites, sails, and umbrellas become super simplified forms that seem to almost dissolve into the scene, elevating each canvas with glamor and sophistication. These abstracted forms evade minute details in a way that resembles the joys of reminiscing. His paintings have a lighthearted mood that fondly recall happy days spent at the beach.