Saturday, March 9, 2024

BIG New Paintings!


BIG new paintings

Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs, CA
5th Anniversary Group Show
Opening TONIGHT!
Sat March 9, 5-8pm

Check out my NEW BIG PAINTINGS here!

I didn't have time to scan these before shipping them are some blurry iphone photos ;o)

Biophilia, 36x36"

Butterfly, 36x36"

BlackCat, 36x36"

Two Rabbits, 36x36" 
(I RE-PAINTED this one because the first one was on a defective/warped and I was so sad lol)

This one is at home/in my shop: Fruit, 36x36"

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Live Painting and (Online) Art Auction for Forecast Public Art


Live painting (and silent/online art auction) by Muralists 
Jennifer Davis, Jose Dominguez, Julitte Perine Myers, Kao Lee Thoa and Xee Reiter

I've been invited to do some LIVE PAINTING at
REGISTER TO BID ONLINE for the finished artworks 
GET TICKETS to attend the party in person!

Thurs Nov 16, 2023
at The Lowlands, a stunning event space in St Paul (map)

"The Forecasst45 Anniversary Party will be a fun evening at The Lowlands with apps + cocktails, artistry, music and more.

Celebrate Forecast's commitment to more equitable public art with artists, supporters, and community leaders. Enjoy music, live-painting by local muralists, local dancers, specialty cocktails + delicious treats from Chelle's Kitchen.

The party is Thursday, November 16 — secure your tickets today—sales end November 15.

Beyond access to the party, your ticket includes delicious appetizers, great company, artist pop-ups, and music! Join us at this stunning new premier event venue located in the River Flats neighborhood of Saint Paul. Our party guests will enjoy an intimate space with cozy patio and a large outdoor terrace with beautiful views of the downtown Saint Paul skyline. 

You can look forward to a celebratory night filled with:

  • Live-painting + silent art auction with five local muralists: Jennifer Davis, Jose Dominguez, Juliette Perine Myers, Kao Lee Thao, and Xee Reiter (register now to bid remotely when the auction is live)
  • Delicious treats from Chelle's Kitchen. Chef Lachelle is the dynamo at the center of the Twin Cities’ African-American food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors.
  • Cash bar with specialty cocktails
  • Tunes from DJs Sci-Fi and QueenDuin
  • Comments from Maria Isa Perez Vega (Minnesota State House Rep), from Eleanor Savage (President and CEO, Jerome Foundation), and from Kathy Mouacheupao (Executive Director, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council)
  • Performance from world-renowned local dancer Lumhe Sampson (Mvskoke Creek/Seneca)
  • Special temporary art installation from local artist Marlena Myles (Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscogee) — a new large-scale projected animation and accompanying AR installation
  • Aerial performance from multidisciplinary artist and Vivid Black Paint founder, Nastaaja Johnson
  • Poetry readings from both Saint Paul-based social practice and visual artist Hawona Sullivan Janzen, and from Lao American playwright Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
  • Great company in a beautiful venue space

Let's celebrate! Secure your ticket and support our mission to advance justice, health and human dignity in public art.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

New Metro Transit Mural in Minneapolis, MN


I've recently complete four new murals on the sides of a 6x8' Metro Transit Light Rail Train utility box in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN! (map)

Each side has a different painting: Rabbits, Moths, Birds, and Flowers!

A video of the site/process from my Instagram

Concept Sketch for the Birds

Concept sketch for Rabbits

The box is right by "UNITED CRUSHERS"- and you can see it from the backyard of the 
Malcolm Yards Food Hall (across the UofMN Transitway.)

I can't believe they let me paint these big ol' weird rabbits?!?! Thank you, MetroTransit!!!

Moths concept sketch

Moths in progress

Flowers concept sketch

I had to freehand this one as there is a big, beautiful dahlia garden next to the box- no room for my projector set up.

My beautiful painting location next to the Dahlia flower plot at Bridal Veil Gardens

Flowers in progress

One more vid from my Instagram

Need a mural? 
Reach out: 
I ♥ painting these!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

"It Might Be" at Gamut Gallery in Mpls

"Hello" 12x16", acrylic/Graphite, $550- available here

On Friday we celebrated the opening of 
in Downtown Minneapolis

A beautiful group show curated by the amazing Chuck U
It is my great honor to have 4 new paintings in the show.

"Curious" 12x16", acrylic/Graphite, $550- available here (SOLD)

"Garden" 12x16", acrylic/Graphite, $550- available here 

"Stranger" 12x16", acrylic/Graphite, $550- available here 

A nice little blurb from my new favorite RacketMN.

September 8th- September 30th, 2023
“It Might Be”- A Lowbrow Illustrative Art Show curated by Chuck U, featuring 14 international, national, and local artists.

Featuring: Alex Kuno, Briana Hertzog, Chuck U, Evan Weselmann, Ewok, Jennifer Davis, John Sauer, Michael Koehler, Riiisa Boogie, Rodrigo OƱate, Swartz Brothers, Tim Molloy, Vivian Le, WingChow. 

You may find yourself asking, “What is Lowbrow Art?” Lowbrow emerged in the 1960’s in California as an extension of Surrealism, Fauvism, and Dadaism. Recognized as an illustrative street style, lowbrow works traditionally invoke humor and whimsy with imaginative compositions that tell a story. During the 1980’s, Minneapolis had a thriving punk and alternative music scene that fostered lowbrow styles incorporated by local artists. Tom Halzelmeyer, owner of Amphetamine Reptile Records was a pioneer in the movement in the Twin Cities with his former gallery Ox-Op, which featured the works of Shepard Fairy, Camille Rose Garcia, Shag, Delak, and more! By the 1990’s when Robert Williams (“the godfather of lowbrow art”) founded Juxtapoz Art & Culture magazine, lowbrow art had intersected with other subcultures such as street art, tattoo art, and illustration, heavily influencing and cross-pollinating commercial art and fine art.

Originally, this artistic approach was highly criticized, however, it began to gain popularity due to its stark contrast to “traditional” art. Rejecting “high art” and instead celebrating popular culture inspired by comic books, B-movies, hot rods and kitsch, the lowbrow movement established a platform for artists to create works with fantasy, surreal, and cartoon elements.  “It Might Be” curator, Chuck U’s interpretation will be aesthetically represented in the roster of international, national, and local artists he has assembled whose illustrative lowbrow styles are expanding the definition of fine art, story, and fantasy, continuing this narrative.

Please note: All artworks will stay on view in the gallery and purchases will be available for local pick-up on October 4th and online orders will be mailed out October 2nd.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Enormous Tiny Art Show #34 at Nahcotta

Poodle, 8" round

I have just released a fresh batch of 6 new, little paintings for 

Enormous Tiny Art Show #34 at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.

All of these paintings (and more from my recent show "Flying Colors") are available online now:

Jennifer Davis Paintings at Nahcotta

Phoenix, 8" round

Flowers, 8" round

Dog, 8" round

Fish, 8" round

Cat, 8" round

P.S. They look even better in person- I painted the beveled edges with niiiice colors ;o)

More pics at the shop link above. Thanks for lookin!

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

New "Garden" Mural in Cedar Rapids, IA

 My partner, Brad, and I had the great pleasure of painting a large, outdoor mural for The Arc of East Central Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Our mural was generously funded by David Meier, Murals & More, The Arc, and the City of Cedar Rapids.

Canadian wildfires made for some smokey but beautiful sunrises at the mural site. This was taken from the top of the parking ramp across the street. I painted from dawn to noon and then again in the evenings because daytime temps were in the 90s.

It's really BIG! On the upper right you can see me overcoming my fears at the very top of the boom lift.

Up on the lift painting the rabbit ears

A view from way up high- Brad painting on the ground

The long part of the mural is on the street side and a big red bird wraps around the front/parking lot side of the building

Viewed from the parking lot across the street the wrap-around corner of the mural looks flat- exactly as I hoped it would turn out!

The squirrel is my favorite part.

A cat, of course.

There are 10 critters to's a yellow bird.

Lots of colors and shapes

I outlined the shapes and Brad followed behind me to fill them in with rollers.

Painting the highest part - a bird at the top. Real life birds nesting on the roof were annoyed with me invading their space.

The rabbit is about 14' tall!

My original concept and color proposals. I made the design, got it approved, and was in CR to start within just a few days. This came together QUICKLY! #RoadTrip!

A lot of passers-by asked if I free-handed the design. 
Nooooope- I projected my design on the wall and traced it with chalk the night before we started painting.

Early evening projection

Brad painting on Day 2.

A wild rainstorm came along and washed away the chalk so we had to re-project the next night. Ugh.

So hot outside. In the evenings the wall and sidewalk were radiating heat.

That's a wrap. I am so ready to do this again.
(I'm posting more pics and process videos over on my Instagram)

Learn more about how this works and check all of my previous murals over here on my website.
Get at me!