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Tufts Davis, artist. Recipient 1st place, Sunnyvale, California Arts Festival, Palo Alto, California Art Club, Rowayton, Connecticut Arts Center, 1989, 2d place, Scanning Technologies - Mary Sanford Memorial award, 1981. Established Safe Rides For Teenagers Wilton (Connecticut) High School, 1982; volunteer Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, 1998—2007.


Davis, Tufts was born on October 9, 1938. Daughter of Helen Tufts.


Associate of Arts, San Diego City College. Student, Atelier Fougerat, Paris. Student, Rhode Island School of Design.

Student, Guam Territorial College, Agana, Guam. Student, Coronado School of Fine Arts. Student, Silvermine School for the Arts, New Canaan, Connecticut.

Student, Studio II, Westport, Connecticut. Student, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida, 2001—2003.


Teacher watercolor Ridgefield Guild of Arts, Connecticut, 1992—1994, Greenwich. Connecticut Adult Education, 1993—1994. Teacher watercolor adult education, Wilton, Connecticut, 1993—1994.

Teacher watercolor satellite classes Hilton Leech Watercolor Studio, Sarasota, Florida, 1995—1996.


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  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Wilton Gallery, Wilton, 1984, Ye Old Drugstore Gallery, Vinalhaven, Maine, Adair Gallery, Faience, Norwalk, Connecticut, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine, exhibited in group shows at 31st New England Exhibition, 1980, 33d New England Exhibition, 1982 (Watercolor Medium, 1984), 35th New England Exhibition, 1984, Salmagundi Club, New York City, 1980, Connecticut Watercolor Society, New Britian Museum, 1990, University Hartford, 1982-1987, 59th Connecticut Women Artists, 1993, Connecticut Watercolor Society, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 1993, Katherine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, 2001-2008, Art in the Park, 2001-2005 (Honorable Mention, 2001, Second Place, 2002, 2003, first place, 2004, second place, 2005, best of show, 2007), Art of the Sea, South Thomaston, 2001-2008, others, Represented in permanent collections Marketing Corporation American, Hearst Corporation, exhibitions include Silvermine Guild of Arts, Connecticut, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut, book, 25 Edition American Art Collector, La Columb D'or, 2007.


Established Safe Rides For Teenagers Wilton (Connecticut) High School, 1982. Volunteer Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, 1998—2007.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, golf, swimming, tennis.


Married Richard McLaren Colwell, January 30, 1994. Married Robert Whelihan, November 7, 1950 (divorced November 1990). Children: Harriet Tufts Whelihan, Elizabeth Fayelle DiMagio.

Helen Tufts Davis

Richard McLaren Colwell

Robert Whelihan

Harriet Tufts Whelihan Davis

Elizabeth Fayelle DiMagio Davis