Devan Ryan Carpenter is an emerging artist working primarily in pastels, acrylics and oils, though she does enjoy creating in various other mediums, such as Pencil, Charcoal, and Conte. Recently, she has begun exploring the addition of gold, copper and silver leaf to add flair and drama to her paintings.
Born in Delaware, she attended college in Cincinnati, Ohio were she studied Music. She now resides in central Kentucky, teaching piano and painting in her home studios, surrounded by the lush beauty of bluegrass and the rolling hills of Thoroughbred Horse country.
Devan has always loved to draw, but following a traumatic period in her life back in 2009-2010, she revisited her interest in art as a way to again find the joy of living.
She enrolled in private art lessons in the Fall of 2012 and began to hone the skills needed to put her passion onto paper & canvas. It is a love affair that continues to grow with each passing year...and she is ready to share that passion with the WORLD.
Devan is very much inspired by the works of Old Masters such asVermeer, Degas, Sorolla, John Singer Sargent and the contemporary artists, Richard Schmid and Ed Sandoval.