Vincent Devine - Pause...
Sometimes you need to pause and reflect to truly see.
While his Grandmother (Phylis Mooney, Tullamore) was nearing the end of her life due to a battle with cancer, Vincent decided to paint a symbolic piece to commemorate his Grandmother. Using his signature skies and colour scheme he then painted thirteen trees to represent all his Grandmother’s children. Upon leaving the piece and returning he noticed he had, subconsciously, painted the foliage in the shape of a body, clearly a representation of his grandmother.
Using this as a springboard, the idea for his hugely successful “Ambigutree” series was born. Nearly all of this series contain hidden shapes in the tree or branches. Some are symbolic and some literal. The hidden shapes in the trees also ask the viewer to search and spend time on the paintings for longer. This is a commentary on how sometimes artwork can be skimmed over and judged on just a purely visual spectrum. The reward for standing and allowing the painting to occupy your mental and physical space then gives the visual reward that there are more to these “trees” than meets the eye with the shapes becoming apparent after a time.
These paintings are now entering the space of personalisation. The client can choose the colour scheme, content etc. to best represent an event, loved one and a wide variety of other things.
Please visit www.vincentdevine.com for more information on commissioning a bespoke painting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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Vincent Devine is a native of Co.Offaly Ireland and learned to paint at the age of 7. He studied visual communications at Athlone Institute of Technology and graduated with an Honours Bachelor’s Degree. He rediscovered his love for painting while finishing his undergraduate degree and from there began experimenting with acrylic on canvas. His oeuvre focuses on reconstructing tree forms while his portraiture reflects his love of the human anatomy and the unseen.
Vincent is currently a director of his own Gallery in Tullamore, Co.Offaly that showcases his diverse range of works.