A truly human desert, the taïga is a transition zone between the boreal forest and the arctic tundra. It is a refuge for many species such as the wolf, the brown bear, the polar fox, the beaver, the caribou or the moose.
Deborah Davis exhibits creations which conjure the vast lands of the Taïga as well as the animal kingdom that inhabit it: a few live by themselves and others in packs as well as some other species and their predators which are becoming extinct. Her inspiration is nurtured by unique moments spent outdoors in solitary contemplation where animals will sometimes show their presence. In her paintings, blank spaces are a reference to winter and coyotes remain the most discussed topics even though the artist goes back and forth to other themes through her creative journey.
Deborah Davis’ workshop is in the city of Sherbrooke inside the old St-Thérèse church behind the OMG. She exhibits her work at galleries in Montreal, Quebec and Baie-St-Paul. She is also a member of the « Répertoire des artistes du programme Culture à l'école » and each year she initiates hundreds of students to the techniques of engraving.