Devita’s award winning oil paintings are in collections all over the world and murals seen by millions. Who would think this would happen to a painter who lived in Alaska? A lifetime painter and long time Alaskan, her great grandfather settled in Nome during the gold rush. You can read about awards and other artist history (credits) on the Professional Credits page.
To me the individual brush stroke can have integrity as an element in itself. I paint alla prima (wet on wet) with very little reworking. Vision that exists only perhaps in my subconscious, my goal is not to reproduce a scene in detail, as a photograph, rather to capture the convergence of a moment in time,to communicate an essence, to bring the viewer’s own memory and imagination in to play. the scent of the ocean on a chill breeze, the call of sea birds, the ever changing light.
In this way, in each of my paintings, if I have done my job, there is much more than meets the eye.