Ronald Davis was born in 1937 in Santa Monica, California, but grew up in Wyoming. In the early 1960s, he attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he painted abstract expressionist canvases. In 1964 he moved to Los Angeles where he had his first solo exhibition at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. While working in Los Angeles, he developed his technique of using colored polyester resins and fiberglass to create shaped, geometric canvases. The bold colors and allover patterning in these works suggest Davis’s abstract expressionist roots and contribute to their illusion of deep space and volume.