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She moved to Vancouver around 1939. She won an award for her work in the 1937 B.C. Artists annual exhibition, and showed her work in the annuals from 1935 to 1949. She did plaster models for frieze and grill work for the Hotel Vancouver and for Piers B and C.
She was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
In 1958 Davis co-authored a study on B.C. clays with Hilda Ross (q.v.), the research was done for the Potter's Guild of B.C.
She died in 1977 at the age of 77, according to B.C. Vital Statistics, but the location is not given.
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Arrival of Civilized Man|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Sea Play|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Modern Problem, Host and Parasite|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Fate|
|Pope Pius XI|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Their Majesties the King and Queen|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Chaing-Kai Shek|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Soldier|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Airman|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Rene Godfrey|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Lieut. (Engr.) William H. Arnold, R.N.|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Cougar Bowl|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Direct Carving No. 4|
WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1944-45-46
A Record of British Columbia Men and Women of Today
S. Maurice Carter Editor & Publisher
Copyright 1945, printed by Atlas Printers, Vancouver B.C.
312 pages, hardcover; index of names (14 pages), biographies (290 pages)
list of abbreviations (2 pages), advertising including the only portrait in the book
Includes reference to Olea Marion Davis
SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS
OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)
BC SCULPTURE 60 (refer to UBC60)
CANADIAN CERAMICS 1961 (refer to CGP61)
SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)
CANADIAN FINE CRAFTS 1966:67 (refer to NGC66)
RETROSPECT - CERAMICS 80 (refer to PGBC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Vol. 1 Item 4696
REPORT ON B.C. CLAYS by Olea Davis and Hilda Ross, 1958
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Davis: WWNA above.
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS)
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