Hard work, innovation and dedication, are the core values that lay the foundation for any artist.
These values are what sets the best apart from the rest. These values are what the artist Ty
Blessed with a natural ability for art, Ty Davis learned to develop his talents in Columbia, SC
and fell in love with art through the influence of his grandmother's love for collecting black art. It
was then that he became dedicated to becoming an artist the world remembered. It was while
living in Orangeburg, SC that Ty Davis honed his skills and decided to set out and create a style
and technique to call his own. After years of painting, studying and creating, Ty discovered a
technique that would cement his name as one of the Carolinas premier artists and soon caught
the attention of the local Carolina art scene. Exhibiting in numerous group exhibitions and
festivals, from Artfields and Piccolo Spoleto, to helping to establish the first gallery in Charleston
exclusively for black artists, Nemma Fine Art Gallery, and showing in W. Andre Allen
Contemporary Art Gallery, Ty continues to march to the beat of his own drum, pushing culture
forward and breaking barriers.
The style of Ty Davis can be defined as modern contemporary colorfield works, influenced by
some of his favorite artists such as Sam Gilliam, Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Bradford, but
taking it to a more millennial realm by adding depth, layers and elements that draw the viewer
deeper inside his world.