Davisís career as a painter was aided by his fatherís position as King George IIIís Huntsman. The King, seeing some of the young Davisís drawings, insisted that his official Landscapist, Sir F. Bourgeois, provide Davis with further art training. Davis went on to study at the Royal Academy, and to exhibit at prestigious London venues. In 1828, he gained the position of Animal Painter to George IV, and served as the same for William IV and Queen Victoria. A producer of equestrian portraits, hunting and shooting scenes, Davis had many of his works published in The Sporting Magazine.