Ron Davis is an emerging Artist who has a unique ability to recycle lead into wonderful works of art. For most of his career, he assisted architects on the renovations of leadwork on historical buildings in the UK.
He approached his work for 23 years always knowing that there was more to his abilities, but never quite taking advantage if his wonderful created flare. Until 2004, when he began recycling scrap lead into unique works of art. With awareness of waste disposal and with the environment in mind, he salvaged discarded lead and started using these in his sculptures.
He obtained copyright for his designs and in 2005 was accepted to exhibit at the prestigious London Chelsea Flower Show, and with the assistance of a landscape gardener produced an exhibit of lead ornamental water features and sculptures, set amongst an array of plants and flowers. It was here that he met some of the most famous celebrities, including Ringo Starr of The Beatles.
He was asked to return the following year, and produced an equally impressive exhibit, which won him a Commendation Award. It was appearing at Chelsea that led to many commission pieces.
In 2007, he and his wife emigrated to Melbourne Australia to embark on a new chapter in his life, where he continues to build on his success and creative experimentation of using lead as his medium. Ron has exhibited at the Association of Sculptures Victoria Annual Exhibitions and Melbourne International Flower Show, where he met Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens. At his very first Australian exhibition he won an Honourable Mention at The Andor Meszaros Award, going onto win the Dalchem Pty Ltd Prize the following year.
Now living in Kyneton (VIC), he takes inspiration from the natural backdrop of the Cobaw Ranges and continues with his crusade and passion about lead. Most recently, he has been sponsored by Consolidated Alloys based in Thomastown, VIC, Australia’s premier manufacturer of tin and lead based products.
Why not contact Ron for his latest creations, and prices.