Lauchlan Davis creates oil paintings that observe the confluence of landscape and culture in the American South. She grew up in Tennessee, graduated from the University of Virginia, and currently works in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lauchlan Davis uses a palette knife and oil paints to create micro-abstractions, invoking a sense of calm and ease to her work as layers of paint take form into beautiful images. An exploratory nature is also inherent in the style she uses: she refers to it as "post-post impressionism." The term delineates how she is using the formalized abstractions of the twentieth century in a modern context, aiming to capture not only the natural essence of places, but their connection to people's lived experiences as well.