ELECTED IN 2019
Intrinsically artistic and previously trained as a precision
engineer, Barry Davies started a small business in 1989 as a cabinet
maker. He introduced carving to embellish his furniture which proved
popular with clients. The carving led to sculpture, and an Open University course in Art History.
Davies was fascinated by
Michelangelo and Donatello who proportioned their work using the
Golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. He has sculpted portrait
busts of Shakespeare, Joan of Arc and Julius Caesar from solid blocks
of Cararra marble. He also sculpted a statue of Bishop William Morgan
who translated the Bible from Hebrew to Welsh.
Davies' passion for
anthropology, palaeontology and anatomy has led him to not only
create bronze sculptures, but to tutor classes in clay modelling and
lecture in these subjects. He has exhibited his
work in the UK and Europe including at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.