The artist series at Indigo Blue Coffeehouse, 212 W. Barraque St., will feature local artist Richard Davies from 2-7 p.m. Friday, July 13.

The event is free and open to the public and Davies will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

Davies has been a writer, artist and musician most of his 67 years, according to a news release.

In a telephone interview, Davies described the way his imagination can be sparked by something outside and then nudged into action.

“I am very moved by incidents,” he said. “Most creative people are … I see something and it talks to me.”

Davies said he might look down at a rock and notice a face, and then the creative process begins to flow.

Davies moves among a number of genres, including poetry and painting. He recalled, too, the way doodling plays a large role in his life.

“I've been doodling since I was in elementary school,” he said, and he added that he can sketch something quickly today, as an adult. It's a product, he said, of being “rushed” from task to task in elementary school.

But doodling, he said, acts as a calming force on his mind.

Mary Ann Lee, owner of Indigo Blue Coffeehouse, said she is happy to host the show.

“I think our clientele will be delighted and inspired by Davies' work, which includes a collection of works inspired by … many years working with youth and the community,” Lee said in a statement.

Details: Mary Ann Lee, 870-718-5330 or at For details on Richard Davies' work, visit