I was challenged by a friend to paint a red stag. I think her exact words were: "You MUST paint a Red Stag!" I was inspired to capture the animal under the horns - their feature which usually gets all the "air time." My favorite part of painting animals are the eyes and the expressions. As an animal lover I always wish I knew what they were thinking and I guess that somehow, in my work, I try to convey some of that. What do you think Ryan is thinking? 

- Lesli DeVito


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Lesli DeVito
Greenwood, Virginia

Getting to Know Lesli

Lesli Devito can't quite remember when she started painting, just that she's been doing it for quite a while now. With no formal training, Lesli took her own path and experimented with different types of paint. Eventually, she settled on something unconventional: acrylic house paint. She hopes that her works will "take people to their happy place." Lesli also created a blog called My Old Country House in which she writes about her life, art and other adventures.