Art By Dev
Shaun Devenney (aka Art by Dev) has been painting portraits in a realistic manner with spray paint for almost 2 years. On his travels he began returning to his origins of working with brushes in acrylic and oil, but now including the new tool of spray paint.
He has been developing a new style in which there is less focus on the deliberate detail and more on the values and shapes of an image, while still making recognisable scenarios. Returning to the canvas has given Dev a way to express himself in a more painterly fashion; using large brushstrokes and wet-on-wet techniques to create transparecies between layers of paint. With this body of work he is trying to capture the essence of Cambodian everyday life and the people he has met throughout his travels in the Kingdom.