Bridget Davies' distinctive ink paintings explore a world of fashion, fabric and glamour. They are reminiscent of a bygone age of style, of cocktail parties and gatherings where formal dresses and lengthy cigarette holders were de rigueur.
Sinewy limbs strut and flounce across her paintings, bedecked in wafts of silk and taffeta, all created with singular, gestural washes and pools of ink. By allowing the ink and wash to run and bloom across her paper, she brings movement and freshness.
Bridget trained at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds where she gained a 1st class BA in Fashion and Textiles. After a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan, she worked in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. After many years living abroad, she returned to England and to her first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion. Since then, she has evolved a career as a freelance artist working with galleries and with a number of collaborative clients, such as Anthropologie, John Lewis, Nordstrom, US department store J.Jill, and numerous books and magazines. Bridget lives and works from her studio in Sussex.