Hailing from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tony Davenport is a certified K-12 visual arts teacher who has taught in both Mississippi and Tennessee for the past 15 years. As a professional artist, Davenport utilizes the elements and principles of design to illustrate the expression of the human form working in concert with musically themed influences. Davenport has illustrated magazine covers for the Jackson Free Press. In addition, he has designed the official posters for the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festivals in 2006, 2008, and 2015. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Davenport is also a live performance painter.
As an art educator, Davenport believes that arts integration is vital in teaching children to use creativity as a vehicle to navigate through social interaction among people, cultures, and communities. Davenport offers the following workshops and programs: mural design, creating with pastels, acrylics and oils, paper sculpture mask making 3-D pop-art, real and abstract portrait painting, abstract painting, and designing with warm and cool colors.