From 1988 – 2002, Davy was Principal Teacher of Art at the Douglas-Ewart High School in Newton Stewart and continued to exhibit in one-man shows in Scotland and England. In 2002 he retired from teaching to become a full-time artist.

Davy’s paintings can be seen in public collections nationwide: the Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries; The British Linen Bank; The University of Leicester; The University of York; the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; Dumfries Royal Infirmary and the RSPB. In England he is represented by the following: Linda Blackstone Gallery, London; Jo Bennett Original Pictures, Manchester; Walker Gallery, Harrogate. In Wales: Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.

Well-known figures such as David Suchet, Penelope Keith, J.K. Rowling, Robert Carlyle, Clare Balding and Jim Wallace are all in possession of his work.