Lisa Devaney

IS A
SELF-TAUGHT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, A WRITER, AND PUBLICIST

Never one-dimensional, hesitant to put labels on myself and, definitely, always, in a state of emergence, I welcome you to my online creative hub – where you can discover more about me. Whether it’s my art, my writing, or my work as a publicist – I’m available to queries, commissions, collaborations and opportunities.

Artist

Self-taught, contemporary artist painting in oils, acrylics, watercolour and creating drawings. Themes include: botanicals, landscapes and urban views.

Publicist

More than two decades of experience as a publicist, with a consultancy called the Hai Media Group.

Writer

Author of a cli-fi book called In Ark: A Promise of Survival, available on Amazon. Spoken word performance artist, from time-to-time.

BIO

As a self-taught artist, a writer, and a publicist – I welcome you to my creative online hub, where you’ll get to see some of my works, and find out more about me.

First, let me tell you more about my art’s development. Since I was a child, I have created bright, cheery, colourful paintings, and pursued this love of painting – off and on – throughout my lifetime. Born in 1967 with the maiden name of Lisa Rosevear, along the coast of Maine, I moved to Long Island, New York, at the age of four, where my father, a graduate of The Juilliard School who professionally played the French horn on Broadway, needed to be. As a child, I spent a great deal of time in urban environments, going into New York City, to see my father play in hits such as Porgy and Bess, Madama Butterfly and Christmas shows at Radio City Music Hall, but it was summer camping trips, back in the 70s, with my whole family (my father, mother, and three siblings), beach days-out and trips to the Adirondack mountains (led by my grandparents on hiking excursions) that gave me a love of nature – and joy to be outside.

Nature in art is a recurring theme of my artwork – from painting botanicals, to landscapes and seascapes, I take great joy in interpreting the natural world into my art. However, I have lived for many years in urban environments – New York City, and now London, in the United Kingdom, and I often depict the views I see from the windows of my home in my paintings and drawings, in East London’s Hackney.

I am greatly drawn to bright colours, thick texture, and the desire to paint mostly from observation of what I see around me. I also prefer to offer you my interpretations and impressions of what I see – often in stylized forms.