Davie’s work focuses on his personal struggles concerning faith in God, the Catholic Church, and impending mortality. Although the work is self-reflective, he projects these struggles onto the members of the small religious community to which he belonged as a child and young adult. These church members represent a simpler time in his life ‘ a time when it was unnecessary to question religion or think beyond the bounds of the community. Davie thinks back on those years with fondness and a certain jealousy.
Each canvas is meticulously painted by hand. In some instances, Biblical passages (usually from the Book of Revelation) are varnished onto the portraits.