Rodney O’Dell Davis followed his passion for fine art, to New York City, where he was accepted into the prestigious Grand Central Academy of Art core-program. After some years diligently studying representational art- he applied to the Ani Art Academy Waichulis; where he met and apprenticed under Anthony Waichulis. Upon completing this challenging and rewarding program, he was offered the position of Head Instructor at Ani Art Academies Thailand. After four years of Directorship at Ani Art Academies, Rodney is ready to embark upon an exciting new chapter. The O’Dell Studio is the logical next step in Rodney’s journey, designated to launch new and exciting opportunities for students seeking careers in Fine Art. Rodney is constantly inspired, invigorated, and thankful for the community of talented individuals, who have lent him support over the years.
Rodney O’Dell Davis’ aesthetic could be described as a veritable carnival of serenely macabre, romantically gothic beauty- a slow, graceful stroll through evocative, melancholic memory. At once darkly fantastical, haunting, dignified, and sublime. As if unable to rouse oneself from a dream—Davis’ work will linger in your thoughts, long after the experience.
His influences run the gamut from Baroque art and architecture, 19th century Russian and French academic art- to surrealism, and 20th-century pop art. He considers himself drawn to any style that has a powerful, visual impact on the viewer. He is consistently galvanized by immersive art, whether classical, neoclassical, or modern.
Rodney O’Dell Davis strives to create works that are so powerful, they pull the observer into raw, emotionally charged realities. His desire is that the audience will come away from his work with the same sensation of unearthly rapture that he feels when crafting them.