James S. Davis

Born in Glasgow 1944 Studied at Glasgow School of Art 1963-67 (Specialising in Drawing and Painting under William Armour and David Donaldson)

A regular exhibitor since the 1970’s with –

The Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

The Royal Scottish Watercolour Society

The Paisley Art Institute since 1983

Council Member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts 2001-2004

Founder Member of “The Scottish Ruralists”

Invited artist with The Moscow State Circus 2002

My work is mostly Landscape Figurative and Portrait

But really more about the joy of the language of paint


The Royal Collection Holyrood Palace

Vatican Commission Scott’s College Rome

Glasgow City Chambers

Faisal Royal Family Collection

Trades House Glasgow

Helen Cargill Thomson Bequest, Strathclyde University

Kilpatrick House Glasgow

Renfrewshire Council

Strathclyde Education Authority

Merk Finance

Manor Kingdom

European Timber Systems

Argyll and Clyde Health Board

Livingston Stadia House

Campbell Construction Company

Arisaig House Singapore


Great Britain Holland France Italy Switzerland Cyprus Kuwait Singapore

Australia Tasmania America Canada


David Cargill Award – R.G.I. – 2003

Reid Kerr Painting Prize P.A.I. 2004

Elected R.S.W. 2003

Elected Diploma Artist PAI. 2010


Listed in Who’s Who In Art 2002 – 2008