Merle Davison, a native of Washington, DC, is a self-taught artist who creates realistic
sculptures of the human form and face, as well as scenic and landscape depictions in bas
relief sculptures. She discovered her talent and love of sculpting years ago while trying to
keep her then young children entertained without turning on the TV. One afternoon she
brought out some clay, and the rest, as they say, is history.

All pieces are originally free-hand sculpted in plasticine clay.  She currently creates her
sculptures in a small studio in her home in Baltimore, MD. She is compelled to create realistic
works that pick up the most minute details in any face, figure or scene.   At the heart of her
work is a profound effort to express the magnificence in all people and places, both man-
made and natural.

Her art has been featured on the set of award winning BBC film
Philomena staring Dame
Judith Dench.  She has placed second in a national exhibition, has pieces in private
collections throughout the United States.  Some of the events she has participated in are as
follows:

2007 Spring Art-in-the-Garden event in Washington, DC
2008 Art-O-Matic in Washington, DC
2008 Guerrilla Art Show at Lorton Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA  
2008 Women’s Caucus for Art/DC September  Juried Edison Gallery Show, Washington, DC
2010/2011 City of Gaithersburg Arts Barn Juried Exhibition Season
28th Annual North American Miniature Art Exhibition, Art Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
2011 Art Hop of Takoma Park, MD
2nd Place - 29th Annual North American Miniature Art Exhibition, Art Gallery of Fells Point,
Baltimore, MD
2012 "Trudging the Path" sculpture featured on the set of
Philomena -- BBC major motion
picture staring Dame Judith Dench
2009-2016 Member, Art Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, MD