Grace M. DeVito

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Oil on Canvas (28-works)


Grace M. DeVito

Grace M. DeVito

Grace M. DeVito Biography

Grace Mehan DeVito    Grace has a deep appreciation and respect for the insight, power and humanity of the representational realist’s approach to painting. She is particularly aware of composition, the disposition of light and color, and the handling of space. On a deeper level, Grace strives to capture the essential dignity, emotional truth, and beauty of her subject matter providing insight into their unique qualities to engender a relationship between the viewer and the subject.

Education   

1983-1987  School of Visual Arts, New York City   

2000-2004  Laurel Stern Boeck

2005           Marvin Mattelson

2007           Sarah Lamb workshop at the Grand Central Academy of Art

2007           Travis Schlaht , Edward Minoff, drawing at the Grand Central Academy of  Art

2008            Jeremy Lipking workshop at the Grand Central Academy of Art

Exhibitions

2012    Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Nat'l Arts Club, NYC

2012    Allied Artists of America's 99th Annual Exhibition, Nat'l Arts Club, NYC

2011    Two Person Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT. June-July.

2011    Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.

2010    Inspiring Figures, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio

2010    Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

2010    Art Renewal Center- ARC Annual Salon, Still Life Finalist

2009    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Group show: Spring Gardens, Still Lifes, and 

             Landscapes.

            Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Holiday Show, Small Treasures Dec.2008-Feb.2009.

2009    Art Renewal Center-ARC Annual Salon, Still Life Finalist

2008    Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Invitational Art Exhibition at The Nat’l Arts Club, NYC.

            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.

2007    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Still Life Invitational

            Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Holiday Exhibition.

            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.

            Handwright Gallery, New Canaan CT.

2006    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.

            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.

2005    Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition

2004    Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition

2003    Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Exhibition at the Nat’l Arts Club, NYC.

            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition

2002    American Artists Professional League at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.

            Northern Westchester Center for the Arts Annual Show.

2001    Spectrum, New Canaan CT.

            Flynn Gallery, Greenwich CT.

            Society of Illustrators Annual Show

1998    Society of Illustrators Annual Show

1996    Society of Illustrators Annual Show

1994    Society of Illustrators Annual Show

Awards

  • ARC Salon 2010 - 2011 Finalist for Still Life.
  • The David Leffel Award for Excellence in Painting, Best In Show 2011.
  • American Artist Magazine Cover Contest Finalist 2011.
  • Portrait Society of America Annual Member’s Competition 2010, 1st place commissioned portraits.
  • Portrait Society of America Annual Member’s Competition 2010, 3rd place still life
  • Award of Honor, Inspiring Figures, Butler Museum of American Art, 2010
  • Semi-Finalist for Still Life Category, ARC Annual Salon Competition, 2009
  • Semi-Finalist for Still Life Category, ARC Annual Salon Competition, 2008
  • 1st Place CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2003
  • 2nd Place CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2004
  • Honorable Mention CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2005
  • Gold Addy award 2001
  • Best in Show- Spectrum 2001, New Canaan CT.
  • Silver Medal-1998 Society of Illustrators Annual Show

Media

    American Painting Video Magazine, Winter Issue 2011, interview

    American Artist Magazine, June 2011.

    Communication Arts Magazine, 2001, 1998, 1996.

    Society of Illustrators catalogs 44,40, 38, and 36.

Collections

    Grace has paintings in many private collections as well as these companies:

    The United Nations

    The Diocese of Bridgeport

    Sony

    Pepsico

    Northwestern Mutual

    The Reynolds Corporation

    The Government of Nicaruagua

    The New England Coffee Company

 

Grace M. DeVito Description

Grace Mehan DeVito is a talented painter who has been a professional artist for over 20 years.  She captures the essence of her subjects with her skilled brush strokes creating atmosphere and a sense of timelessness.

Grace was born in southern New England and at a young age realized she had a passion for drawing and painting.  She started out her career as an illustrator and portrait artist honing her skills for such clients as Sony, The United Nations, Harper Collins and Penguin USA.  Her Great desire to capture nature truthfully led her to study with renowned artists Sarah Lamb, Travis Schlaht, Edward Minoff and Jeremy Lipking.

Grace has recently been awarded the David Leffel Award of Excellence in Painting, Award of Honor Butler Museum of American Art for Inspiring Figures Show, American Artist Magazine Cover Finalist, and ARC Salon Still Life Finalist 3 years in a row.  She was a featured artist for American Painting Video Magazine, Winter Issue 2011.

 

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