Susan Cox Davis lives and works in Mississippi. Originally from New Mexico, her work is inspired by her diverse life experiences. Her paintings have evolved from transparent watercolors to experimental mixed media, acrylic, collage, oil and encaustic. She found her inner voice through painting abstract and contemporary women, in which bloomed her “Women n’ Windows” series. The series represents the spiritual and emotional complexities of all women, each depicted with powerful symbolic gestures. The structures represent a sense of place that we all share, the windows are our souls, the doors are our hearts; some opened, some closed.
Davis’ paintings have been exhibited at shows sponsored by the Mississippi Watercolor Society, the Mississippi Artist Guild, the Vicksburg Art Association and the Mississippi Art Colony where she has received numerous ribbons including ‘Best in Show’ twice. Her paintings have been juried into the Grand National Exhibition sponsored by the Mississippi Watercolor Society and exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art four times earning her the status of signature membership. In 2003, her collage painting entitled Celebration of Jacob won the Bancorp South Award at the Grand National Exhibition. Her painting Sounds was included in the 2006 Mississippi State Committee/National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit at the Meridian Museum of Art.
Davis has studied with a roster of nationally recognized artists; most notably, Don Andrews, Robert E Wood, Frank Webb, Miles Batt, and Stephen Quiller. She is a signature member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society in which she has held the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. She is also a member of the Vicksburg Art Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Art Colony.