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Lesli DeVito Greenwood, Virginia

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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    When I am painting I feel balanced. Just thinking about it makes me happy.

    I am a self taught painter. I studied acting for years. With acting, I learned to respect the subtext...the things unwritten in the script - but no less important to your character. When I am painting an animal or a barn, a story emerges in my mind, the life that has been lived, inside and outside. My imagination runs wild...whole worlds are born...and I get attached. The hardest part of painting for me is letting go but then I guess that is a hard part of life to. My second child leaves for college in month.

    If I had to pinpoint my style or that through line that carries itself through my work...it is color. I am moved by color, kind of obsessed by it and what it does to the heart. I love how one color can change the direction of a whole day.. That magic that happens when a color sits next to another colors and they bring something out in each other...like a good friend. Some people contemplate what they will make for dinner...I think "What colors need to meet next?"

    My hope is that my paintings take you to a destination that only you know. I feel that my work is successful if for even a second you are transported to someplace only you know in your heart.

    On the horizon: I am itching to begin doing abstract human portrait work...I am still evolving as an artist. I kind of hope I never stop.

    Artist Background

    Florida State University
    Master of Fine Arts, 1983

    Massachsetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

    Master of Science, 1993

    Hear What Collectors Say About Lesli's Work

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    E Matsueda 11/19/2018 | 8:55 PM

    Gorgeous work! Do you ever do pieces larger than 30x30?

    K Merhige 4/25/2014 | 7:14 AM

    As always, the paintings are great. I love the color. The barns are lovely, but you just capture animals. Keep up the good work,

    H Griggs 10/4/2013 | 1:15 PM

    Beautiful paintings. I love the bright colors. And, I love Trevor. Hoping one day to have one of those of my dog.

    Lesli DeVito 10/3/2013 | 4:54 PM

    I am so excited to be showing and selling my work on UGALLERY!!! Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about my work! I am honored to be amongst such a talented group of Artists and look forward to being a member of the UGALLERY community!

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