John Davis is a South Australian artist who lives at beautiful Maslin Beach, located on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. It is an area renowned for its magnificent beaches, its wine, tourism and is a mecca for artists.
John has a rich cultural heritage, which includes Indigenous Australian, Welsh, Spanish and German. He is a caretaker of Maslin Beach for the Kaurna People.
He is well known for his paintings of the coast and nudes, Maslin Beach being Australia’s first official nudist beach, proclaimed in 1975.
One of John’s passions is indigenous health, with his wife Evelyn Roth, an award winning Canadian artist renown for her nylon air sculptures, they have created 3 giant inflatable ears for Indigenous health depts in WA and Darwin. These are used in educating youth about good health practises.
Also the environment plays a big part of his life. Working with Evelyn and Martin Keeley, one of the world’s leading educators on mangroves based in the Cayman Islands, they created a giant inflatable maze (Mangrovia) commissioned by the Burnett Mary Regional Group in Bundaberg Queensland for the Marvellous Mangrove Curriculum, this is being introduced to schools world wide for Eco Education.
Some of John’s environmental paintings currently hang at the David Brower Center in Berkley, California. This is one of San Francisco’s most advanced green buildings and the hub for environmental groups in the USA.
The artwork on the website depict the style and themes of John's work, many have sold. He is always available for commissions.
John’s artwork features on walls in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France and the USA.