West Coast Dental Art

About the artist… Dorian Spencer Davies

Dorian Spencer Davies was born in Carmarthen and spent his early years in the small West Wales village of Angle.

‘I think growing up in this idyllic, unspoilt relatively remote coastal village may have had a larger influence on my work than I realised. I remember vividly the various boats in Haven and being fascinated with everything to do with the sea.’

Dorian studied Natural History Illustration at Carmarthen College of Art. He published his first book soon after, entitled, “The Heart of Wales Line – an illustrated journey,” of the railway trip between Swansea and Shrewsbury. 
During the early 90s Dorian embarked upon a career working with several London book publishers, eventually working with Dorling Kindersley as Senior Art Editor for their Children’s book division. In all, Dorian designed and produced over 40 books for DK including the highly successful and world famous incredible cross section books.

During the late 90s Dorian returned to Wales and began illustrating and painting from New Quay. The painting side of his work started to develop with the influence of the sea again back in his blood. He lived for a while in St Dogmaels but now lives in Tenby, and is greatly inspired by the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastline.

‘I am currently fascinated by the light and atmosphere of the little harbours around North Pembrokeshire and the little fishing boats that sit snugly in them. In fact boats are increasingly becoming more a part of my work and I love the character and personalities of these little fishing boats. I think the unique and beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay will have a major influence on my work for many years to come.’

To see more of Dorian’s work, or to purchase reproduction prints and originals, please visit his website http://dorianspencerdaviesart.co.uk