Suzanne Devenport

Suzanne Devenport

I enjoy the freedom of drawing and painting in a sketch book.
It removes the intimidation of creating a perfect end result allowing spontaneity.

Suzanne Devenport - Mill Studio - Oil on Paper
Suzanne Devenport - Blue Shutter - Oil on Canvas
Suzanne Devenport - Old Buildings Kardamili - Oil on Canvas
Suzanne Devenport - Sketchbook 2 - Pencil & Watercolors
Suzanne Devenport - Sketchbook 7 - Pencil & Watercolors
Suzanne Devenport - Corfu Boat - Oil on Canvas

I studied Visual Communication at art college then went into engineering using 2D and 3D computer design.  The last five years spent in Stavanger, Norway working in the oil and gas industry before retiring and finally doing what I love.  Drawing and painting with a bit of photography thrown in.

My studio is based in the Mani area of the Peloponnese, Greece.  A beautiful part of the world surrounded by olive groves against a backdrop of the local mountains.  

I am using this rich landscape as inspiration for my work from the dark green Cypress trees, vibrant turquoise and blues of the sea to the assorted coloured wooden chairs sitting outside the local tavernas.  The landscape varies dramatically throughout the year from the vibrant colours of spring to the scorched vegetation in the height of the summer, finally making way to the snow capped mountains in the winter months.

I work with oil paints, watercolour, pastel pencils and sometimes acrylic but my main love is graphite pencil and the spontaneity of working quickly in my sketch book.

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