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Kevin Davidson is an internationally known painter of religious iconography whose work has been viewed by Pope Benedict at the 2011 Arte y Fe exhibit in Spain and The Vatican in Rome. His international recognition has been highlighted by exhibitions in Russia, Washington DC, and throughout Spain. Landscapes in Plein Air were Davidson’s first passion in which he also works on today. Painting on scene allows Davidson to choose his palette based on the mood of the setting rather than chose a palette before he finds a location. He also creates jarring juxtapositions in a revisionist historical context. “You often hear people ask, relative to a given moral or ethical situation, ‘What would Jesus do’? Well, I started thinking, what would evil historical figures do if they had access to today’s technology? Hitler, for example, had V2 rockets, but what if he had had an MP3 player or a smartphone?” Such questions prompt multilevel speculations on the possibilities. “I don’t want people to look at my work and say, ‘Oh, there’s a landscape featuring Mount Diablo,’ or ‘There’s a pretty still life.’ Too much comfortable certainty. I want my work to prompt viewers to ask questions, even uncomfortable ones. Perhaps question their own personal absolutes.”