| ||Original artwork done for KTVY, now KFOR, between 1978 and 1986. All work was done by hand, including the lettering, without computer assistance.|| ||zhibit.org/kennethleedavis|
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In 1972 I was working in Pensacola, Florida as a Navy Hospital Corpsman watching a patient doing a pen and ink drawing. In that instance I knew what I would be doing for the rest of my life and it would not include bedpans. I bought a pen and ink set and drew a portrait of my brother, Mark Wendell Davis. This is that drawing done before any formal art education. It was before working as an artist at an outdoor advertising company, before working in Oklahoma City as an artist in television doing what I eventually came to know as "Feeding the Beast". Before we did the bombing coverage that caused me to ask myself how much longer will I be able to stay in this line of work.
Then I began working out of my home, still doing TV work. But, for clients like CNBC, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, Food Network and a few others who paid more for less work but higher quality.
Then the money went out of TV just like it went out of so many other industries.
So, I returned to my roots as an...|