Patsy Davis graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976 with a BFA in Sculpture. While working as a Commercial Artist for over 25 years, she developed hundreds of giftware and toy lines including: My Little Pony for Hasbro Toys as well as product lines for many major companies including Warner Bros. and Disney. In the 1980s Patsy led her company into the INC. 500 magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country. This was largely due to the “I (heart) My Dog”, line of breed portrait key chains she designed and sculpted. Always a great lover of dogs, Patsy has raised many breeds herself and spends countess hours studying both their anatomy and behavior. Currently, a German Wirehaired Pointer and a Dandie Dinmont Terrier rule the house. Two horses and a mule keep the grass down at her current residence in Mancos Colorado, a beautiful mountain town in the southwest.
Today she brings her years of experience and artistic focus back to the animals she loves. Sculpting almost 100% from life, her work in bronze reflects many years of discipline and attention to detail.
An Understanding of anatomy and spirit are the tools that bring life to her sculpture. Equally important is the story the sculpture tells, the sense of movement, and most of all, a glimpse into the heart and mind of the animals portrayed. “My approach to sculpture is not about copying, but rather, capturing the essence of the animal in the moment.”
The National Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, TX
Society of Animal Artist annual show, Hiram Blauvelt, NJ
The Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY
Paws and Reflect Art of Canines (Traveling)
Masters of the Hunt Cross Gate Gallery (Traveling)
Society of Animal Artist 47th Annual (2007)
Society of Animal Artist Small Works (2007)
American Women Artist, Scottsdale (2007-2008)
“Not Very Hairy” received First Runner Up in sculpture