The bright colors of Anthony Davais art work reminds viewers of days gone by

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO  - This example of the work of Anthony Davais of Sandy shows his affinity for color and his love for the pop art of the 1970s. An exhibit of his work will be in the Sandy library from Dec. 3 through Jan. 13.Let winter’s gray clouds melt away and expose bright sunshine by viewing the artistic talents of retro artist Anthony Davais of Sandy.

The word retro describes Davais because of his use of bright colors in his artistic expression with colored pencils.

An exhibit of Davais’ art work will be on display in the Sandy Public Library from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

Davais makes full use of dazzling colors in his flamboyant expressions of artistic designs, showing recognizable objects in the middle of pop-art designs.

Drawing started as a hobby for Davais but soon proved it had a therapeutic value.

“I have a chronic pain condition,” he said, “and drawing takes my mind off the pain.”

But in more recent times his hobby transformed itself into a career. Now his images appear on objects such as clothing, coffee cups and book bags.

Davais also has worked in acrylics and watercolors, but he says he “enjoys working with colored pencils because I like the intricate control and bright colors.”

His work can be seen online at

The Sandy Public Library is in downtown Sandy at 38980 Proctor Blvd. The library is open seven days a week (closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1). The library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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