Karyn Devlin

Karyn Devlin

Karyn Devlin

Biographical Info My art is representational and my style varies over time and across mediums. If I had to categorize myself, I would say I lean to the impressionism style. As my art evolves, I find myself becoming more interested in tonalism and the depth of skill that is required to render a successful painting. My art always depicts places I’ve visited, or studies of places over time. I love to create art en plein air, but as a New England based artist, the outdoor season can be limiting. Oftentimes, I take photos or quick sketches to finish later on in my studio. Because of this process, I found it necessary to develop my photography and drawing skills as well. I don’t like to do anything halfway. When I apply myself to a task, my artist’s eye doesn’t accept what is less than what I see. That’s the reason why my portfolio is so extensive and spans several mediums. I practice every part of the process, not only the painting, but also the pen & ink, the photography, the watercolor studies – all of it. I know some dealers and galleries say that an artist should specialize in just one medium and shouldn’t change course if they want to be successful. I disagree. I’m often more interested in artists’ sketchbooks that reveal their thinking process than I am in [their] final painting(s). On the other hand, I can also stare at a Marion Wachtel painting for hours, enjoying each level of depth and detail. Like Marion, my art portrays specific locations that made an impression on me. After decades of creating what I used to call ‘souvenirs’ of my travel, I began producing art in earnest in 2016.

Email Address KarynDevlin33@gmail.com

Start Date March 18

Creative Abilities Fine Artist, Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture & 3D, Photographer, Painter, Mixed Media, Writer, Digital Arts

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