gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč, We are deeply grateful for, and respectfully acknowledge that the lands upon which we and all our Central Island Artists work, live and play are the unceded traditional territory of Puntledge, Eiksan, K’ómoks, Homalco and Tla’amin first nations, and the Te’mexw Treaty Association.

Mary Patricia Deveau Art

I am an abstract and impressionist painter living and working in Comox, British Columbia, Canada.

As long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by paintings. I enjoyed simply getting lost in a painting. Later on I wondered how the artist decided on this colour or that stroke and how the composition came together to make this wonderful work that evoked some feeling within me, a feeling that I honestly could not explain. To me that was powerful.

I now hold the brush and I continue to constantly explore ways of transmitting some sort of feeling to the viewer using colour, gestures, composition and the energy in my body. I create textured and often lively and energized abstracts, and impressions of land and sea. I paint from memory or mood and so my influences vary, depending on the day, the time of year, the mood I am in, and the bits and pieces of visual information my brain recollects.

I don’t think art needs to be explained. I do, however, love discussing artwork, especially in terms of what you see and how it makes you feel, but explaining it in definitive terms would mean that one interpretation is more right and that is not the case in my opinion.

Each and every individual will have a different experience in front of an artwork and may not know how to explain its effect. Every piece of artwork is unique and every experience with an artwork is truly unique to each of us.

I am a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. My work has shown and sold in various galleries and festivals throughout B.C., and in Alberta.

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