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Davyd Whaley (1967 – October 15, 2014), was an American abstract painter, known for expressing in his paintings Jungian themes related to the world of the subconscious.

Davyd Whaley
DiedOctober 15, 2014(2014-10-15) (aged 46–47)
Los Angeles, California
ResidenceWest Hollywood
Known forAbstract paintings with Jungian themes
Norman Buckley (m. 2008)


Early life and deathEdit

Davyd Whaley was born in Bristol, Tennessee in 1967. He was a Los Angeles-based painter. He was a United States Navy Veteran of four years. Previous to his career as a painter he was an electrical engineer for twenty years. He was married to TV director Norman Buckley from 2008 until Whaley's death on October 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.[1]


Whaley studied painting at the Art Students League of New York from 2008 to 2011, working with mentors Ronnie Landfield and Larry Poons.[2] His painting style is known for using brilliant colors and for its Jungian themes, reflecting his interest in dream analysis and in the world of the subconscious.[3][4]

His work has appeared on numerous television shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Californication and Pretty Little Liars.[5][6]

He later moved his studio out of his home and into the Santa Fe Art Colony, in downtown Los Angeles.[5]


  • UCLA Design & Arts It's Your Show, Award of Distinction "Heaven & Hell May 2013
  • Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, Galerie Michael, "Davyd Whaley" Dec 3 - 8th 2013


  1. ^ Remembering the Life of Los Angeles Artist Davyd Whaley
  2. ^ "Davyd Whaley". Sacramento Talent Magazine. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Davyd Whaley". ARTisSpectrum. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "The ghosts of Gertrude Stein and J. Alfred Prufrock". Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Davyd Whaley". Art Prize. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Davyd Whaley". Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2012.