Alan Davie (b.1920) is a Scottish painter and was one of the first British artists to become internationally famous after the Second World War.
He is also a jazz musician and often uses dynamic dancing forms in his large scale colourful works, like this painting.
Much of Davie’s work includes elements inspired by ancient, ethnic and religious cultures. Does this painting make you think of a fairy tale, a far-away place or a piece of music?
Davie has a strong connection with Cornwall, where he has had a studio since the late 1950s, and through his friendship with a number of St Ives artists.