Student Spotlight: Izzy Davies


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Davies works on an acrylic pour art piece using all different colors.

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer


Art is something many students at Adams can use an outlet for self expression. 

The variety of art classes offered to all grade levels are a great way to provide students relief in their stress-filled, academic school days. Izzy Davies, senior, visits the art room for her AP art class. At the start of the semester Davies started her portfolio. Rather than taking a test at the end of the year students create an art portfolio which is submitted to judges for a grade. With the class’ unique style Davies is an advocate for the class and practicing expressive art. Davies discusses her life and how art plays a role.

Q: What fascinates you most about art in general?

A: “The result comes from one’s imagination and it comes straight from their head onto the canvas or onto whatever medium they’re working with.”

Q: Where is your favorite place to work on pieces? Does the atmosphere affect your work?

A: “Somewhere quiet is nice. Sometimes I’ll listen to soft music which helps with my pieces. I do not have a specific spot. Anywhere is fine, as long as I can work in peace. If I have a really good idea, it doesn’t matter where I am, as long as I have a pen and paper.”

Q: What is your favorite thing to draw or paint and why?

A: “People because they are something I see everyday. I 

look at people’s faces, but with art I can create something solely from my mind. I can create a “new” face and body of a person, which I find fascinating.”

Q: Do you have an inspiration or muses who you look up to?

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An example of one of Davies’ recent art pieces.

A: “My aunt. She introduced me to drawing at a young age. She always pushed me to be creative and tap into a side of myself which I was not always able to captivate or show in school.”

Q: For your AP art class portfolio, what is your theme?

A: “The theme of my portfolio is “eras”. The pieces will pay tribute to the value of the style of the past. I mainly have been focusing on the 60’s. I really like the bright colors and whimsical style that goes hand and hand with the 60’s style.”

Davies hopes to use her art skills in her upcoming career as she greatly values the use of creativity and imagination in the workplace. Within the next few months she will be submitting her portfolio to be judged. Her fingers will be crossed as she anxiously awaits the judges final grading.