Michael Timothy Davis: Renaissance Man

By Catherine Baldau

 

The Badgerhound Studio and Gallery in Shepherdstown is more studio than gallery. Paint-speckled folding tables and chairs consume the space. Art supplies, casts and canvases, finished and unfinished, line the perimeter. When there are no students, the lights are out, and the place seems deserted. But behind a black curtain, away from the distractions of German Street, the coffee shops and bars, the friends he’s known for years, Michael Davis sits at his easel with the discipline of the masters. Rembrandt. Caravaggio. Michelangelo. Working, working, working. Invoking their methods and their spirit to perpetuate classical art in these modern times.

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