Unwritten Fairy Tales


These illustrations by Mike Davis blend surrealism, religious iconography, Dutch portraiture, and a touch of fairy tale magic to create narrative paintings that seem to tell fantastical stories while stretching beyond the confines of a simple “Once upon a time…”

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Surrealism is a hard genre to define, and every artist approaches the creation of surrealist works in their own way.

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Some go for all out oddity, others simply tweak reality to their liking, while painter Mike Davis likes to tell a strange little tale with each of his pieces.

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His works depict a fairy tale world gone mad, and they demand a second look in order to absorb all the minor details and get an overall sense of what’s happening in each scene.


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