This internationally recognized artist is currently represented in The Netherlands and Philadelphia. Recent projects include Album covers for Blue Note Records and custom artwork for the popular performance artist and singer FKA Twigs. Easton also has a 10 year history of live painting during American and European Jazz festivals! He has recently appeared on Dutch Televison discussing the importance of Jazz and Blues art in African American heritage.
The New York artist EASTON, his work has appeared in JazzTimes, BlueNote Records, The BRAVO Television Network, The National Basketball Association Television commercial, He shows in Paris, New York and The Netherlands. Also currently represented in Philadelphia by the Moody / Jones Art Gallery, represented in The Netherlands by Music Inspired Art Foundation
The Philadelphia Daily News wrote this article about the artist Easton:
IMMIGRANTS’ SON THRIVES AS AN ARTIST. By Anne R. Fabbri/ Philadelphia Daily News 2000
Easton Davy has the four most important ingredients for ‘making it’ as an artistalent, grit, innovation and a loyal patron. Add a heaping dose of a supportive. family and you have the perfect recipe for a wonderful exhibition at Dizyners Gallery, 65 N. 2nd St. There, Davy’s art takes over and the fun is all ours. He was born 37 years ago in the Bronx, to parents from Jamaica, who had dreams of moving to the Amish countryside in Pennsylvania. When Davy was 11, his parents bought a house with 30 acres in Montrose, Pa., packed up the four children and moved. Recreating their memories of Jamaica, they raised chickens, goats and pigs. ‘Most of the people in Montrose had never seen black people before, except in ‘The Jeffersons,” said Davy. ‘Then we moved in, with our New York clothes, bell-bottoms and every thing. It was very difficult for them the towns people, but in the end we became very close. It was great.’
His early life resembles every successful immigrant’s son’s tales: his father working as a welder; his mother a nurse’s aide with dreams of educating four children so they could have secure jobs and hopes for the future. His older brother graduated from business school and became an accountant. Something else was in store for Easton, the youngest.
‘I always knew I was an artist. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I drew pictures of my father running for the bus,’ said Davy. Davy’s career took off with jobs in Berkeley, Calif., and New York City, and time off in between to paint 24 hours a day. Now he works in all media, including silkscreen prints of famous jazz musicians from the past. Davy sells at art fairs, such as the one in Manayunk each spring. There, he met his patron, Adrian J. Moody, a noted Philadelphia attorney who began collecting his work. An art fair in Montclair New Jersey and a follow-up Christmas card to collectors resulted in a call for some drawings for the National Basketball Association’s publicity department. ‘When someone buys your work, they are buying a piece of you. You have to stay in touch,’ Davy said. ‘Every Christmas, I send each patron cards I have made, and I do the same every time I move, which is almost an nually. It always helps.’
My Home Is Not Your BackyardFebruary 26 - March 26, 2017
Curated by Oshun Layne