Artist | Creative Soul
b. 1967 | Grew up in Wilmington, Delaware
85 - 89 | University of Tennessee | student / athlete | Football / Track and Field
92 - 93 | Art Institute of Atlanta | Culinary Arts
Vando Davis is a self-taught artist who works primarily with acrylic and oil sticks. Vando began his art career in 2017 after years in the hospitality field. The impetus for his painting was his youngest son,Dione Davis, who was having trouble relaxing during intense day trading sessions. Vando saw painting as a way to help his son, but little did he know how much it would impact his own life.
Rooted in Neo-Expressionism and Abstract, Vando’s style of painting uses vibrant, uncharacteristic, sometimes clashing colors, along with phrasing and vowel-free words. Vando’s fun loving nature is seen in every colorful stroke.
Since becoming a full-time artist, Vando exhibited at Spectrum Miami 2018, where he was selected to the Director’s List. In 2019, he was selected as a “Featured Artist” for Hot Works Estero Fine Art Show.
Vando lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sheri, two cats and pup Pepper.
September 2017 Dual show with sculptor and artist Bonita Martin
December 2017 Booze and Pancakes Art Show (Juried selection)
June 2018 Dual show with sculptor and artist Bonita Martin
August 2018 Grant Park Festival (Juried selection)
November 2018 Solo show @ F.W.C space
December 2018 Spectrum Miami (Juried selection)
August 2019 Grant Park Festival (Juried selection)
September 2019 Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival (Juried selection)
September 2019 Buckhead Fine Arts Festival (Juried selection)
October 2019 Asheville Fine Arts Show (Juried selection)
October 2019 Candler Park Fall Fest (Juried selection)
November 2019 Chastain Park Arts Festival (Juried selection)
January 2020 Estero Fine Art Festival (Juried selection)