Devita Stipek-Writer is an award winning long time Alaska painter. Preferring to work outdoors, directly from the scene, she paints in a strong expressive style, with bold strokes and pure color. In addition to these ever-popular original Plein Air Oil Paintings, she has created over 50 large scale paintings (murals) for public spaces.
Devita and her Commercial Fisherman husband raised their family in fishing communities from Ketchikan to Kodiak and points in between. Her husband was lost at sea a week before Christmas, 1979. She moved to Juneau shortly thereafter. A national ward winning painter since high school Devita turned to painting full time to support her family.
Although her body of work includes over 50 murals and large paintings her primary focus (and first love) these days is still en plein air oil painting.
As artists of old, she says of any success, “Soli Deo Gloria.”