ARTIST BIOGRAPHY (news entries below bio)
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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such is my idea of happiness.”- Leo Tolstoy
Devin Michael Roberts Age 36
Working in Oil and Watercolor
I am an artist drawn to and by the spiritual and emotive power of the natural world. There is a never ending hunger within me to synthesize powerful moments that I experience and share them with those around me.
Article from American Art Collector:
"For an artist in his early thirties, Devin Michael Roberts has managed to achieve a remarkable quality and maturity to his landscape paintings.. Born in Oregon and raised in California and Washington State Devin currently holds residence in both Washington state and the Ozark mountain area of Missouri. Roberts spends much of his time Travelling the country composing scenes that evoke the feelings and memories that most impact him. 'Although I paint landscapes, I try not to think of them as documenting a specific location, in fact I blend together many different memories and references when putting together an oil or watercolor painting.' It’s through this process that Mr. Roberts builds a painting that puts an emphasis on creating an emotional connection with the viewer rather than presenting them with a rendering of a geographic location.
“ I’m very drawn to low light scenes and the murky, deep emotions they can evoke. Whether it’s the moment right after the sun has dipped below the horizon, or the middle of the night. It’s these moments in my life that I feel a spiritual connection to everything around me.” Although Roberts’ paintings depict the moments in life that are most fleeting he spends large amounts of time outdoors painting directly from nature and studying the ways he can translate the scenes into imagery.
In a relatively short amount of time as a professional artist Devin has managed to build a large following of collectors around the world, national press in the states and awards. "
- American Art Collector November 2018
Commissions: I will rarely accept a commission to do a landscape painting but you may inquire by messaging me. Commission prices are higher than my normal purchase price. Minimum $4000 for commissions.
News Update: Spring 2021
Lots of great advancements career wise since the last update. This spring my painting "Spring Light" is featured in Oil Painters of America for the National Exhibition at Escondido Museum in California. Interestingly enough we lived near the museum when I was a child and my first memories take place in the greater San Diego area.
This marks my fourth year in a row in the national exhibition which means I become a signature member of Oil Painters of America beginning in 2022. A really big honor to achieve this quickly.
Also this coming Fall will be my first Solo show at Abend Gallery in Denver after many years doing group shows in various galleries. More on that to come when we nail down the dates.
Thanks to all the collectors who have been purchasing work through Abend and direct. I truly thank god each day for being so fortunate to do what I love with my life.
News Update: Winter 2020/2021
Well 2020 went by in a flash didnt it? It feels like ive been in the film groundhog day for the last few months. Ive been fortunate enough to get out around the rocky mountains down into Arizona on a few painting trips but other than that i've been in the Studio completing work for shows in abend gallery and a few national exhibitions. I will be offering a few limited edition prints through www.patreon.com/devinmichaelroberts starting in 2021 and will have a large group of larger studio paintings being released as well soon. Stay tuned for that!
Stay safe everyone and be kind.
News Update- April 6th, 2020: ONLINE PAINTING VIDEOS
Hey everyone, I have just launched my online painting instructional video channel at Patreon. Visit this link and get started for just $15 a month. https://www.patreon.com/devinmichaelroberts
News Update- February 2020
Come Join me this Spring for my third time in a row in the prestigious Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Some of the biggest painters in the country in figurative and landscape will be joining me once again. www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
This is the painting that will be in the show. "Eastern Cascades" 12x24 Oil on Panel
News Update- January 28th , 2020
BIg thanks to all my collectors across North America, UK and Ireland. I have a bit of my inventory left and will be spending the next few months of 2020 completing a series of mid size landscape work. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.
Devin Michael Roberts
News Update- November 2019
Just a friendly hello to my collectors and friends out there. I'm working on a lot of new works in variety of mediums right now. Lots of watercolors will be posted over this winter. I'm doing special sales on smaller works and my watercolor and gouache paintings. If you see something you like send me a message. I can also put you in touch with one of my galleries.
News Update- October 2019
This painting has won Best Nocturne in the Plein Air Magazine Bi Monthly Salon. It is a painting that sold from a couple years back titled "Storm" oil on linen 12x24. Always a great feeling to receive some recognition for my work.
Stay tuned to the website folks, lots of new work being released and up for sale before the Holidays. Make sure you message me if interested in becoming a collector.
News Update- August 6th, 2019
I have some updates for my collectors. I have began working with a new gallery in Denver, CO called Abend gallery. This painting as well as several others will be shipping out there this month. I will also be joining them at the Jackson Hole Art Auction, one of the biggest art shows for western art and landscape in the country this September. A few smaller works will be in that show. Lately I've been hard at work on a variety of new works in a variety of mediums that are somewhat new to what I've released publicly in the past. I am now releasing work in Gouache, Watercolor and Pastel along with my normal Oil work. Check back frequently as I will be updating this site with new paintings as they are completed.
Make sure to follow me on facebook.com/devinrobertsstudio and instagram.com/devinrobertsstudio
NEWS UPDATE: 5/3/19
A photo showing the scale of some recent work.
This summer is a big summer for me, the Oil Painters of America national exhibition along with several other shows. I'm now working with some great galleries such as Hueys Fine Art in Sante Fe. They represent some fantastic artists like Scott Christensen, Michael Godfrey and John Seerey Lester.
I'm working in a larger format now and hope to be taking it even larger soon.
Thanks for checking back
NEWS UPDATE: 2-23-2019 :
Good News: This painting titled "into the silence of night" has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition for 2019. It is the second year in a row that I have been accepted into this prestigious show. It's a great honor. This painting will be available to purchase through the show, to express an interest in having it held for your purchase in the show contact me.
NEWS UPDATE: 2/9/19
At work this winter in the studio on some large scale pieces. Check back frequently to see what I'm working on and also follow me on www.facebook.com/devinrobertsstudio as well as www.instagram.com/devinrobertsstudio
NEWS UPDATE: 12/1//2018
Hey everyone, I am hoping to relocate out to the Upper Rocky Mountain region, either Wyoming or Montana. If anyone has any properties to rent or knows of any opportunities that could help in this process I would be very grateful.
News Update: 10/28/18
Proud to announce a very successful event at Plein Air Texas. Won first place in the miniature plein air competition titled mini pearls of the concho. Also second place in the quick draw with a pastel painting. Also had a pastel added to the permanent collection of San Angelo Museum which is perhaps the biggest honor of the event.
NEWS UPDATE: 10/12/2018
New article on my art in American Art Collectors Upcoming November Issue. It's a small one pager but still cool!
NEWS UPDATE: 9/19/2018
For those that do not know, I am also a pastel artist when I'm not doing Oil work. Here is a study done in pastel of an Arthur Streeton oil painting. More pastels will be added to this site over the next few months.
NEWS UPDATE: 3/1/2018
This painting titled "Along the icicle river" will show in the very prestigious Oil Painters of America National Exhibition this June and July at the Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I'm very honored to have gotten in this year!
NEWS UPDATE: 2/1/2018
Plein Air Magazine's Feb/March 2018 issue features an oil painting demonstration and feature article on my artwork. You can purchase this magazine from Barnes and Nobles or visit www.pleinairmagazine.com.
The image above features the first page of the article.
Hope everyone is having a good 2018 so far!
NEWS UPDATE: 1/8/2018
Great news, my art and process will be available to view and read about in a feature article to be published in the Feb/March issue of Plein Air Magazine 2018. Be sure to pick up a copy at any Barnes and Nobles or your local book store.
I will post a link to a digital version next month after the issue drops.
NEWS UPDATE: 12/12/2017
It's been a while since I have done an update. I have been busy traveling, painting sketches outdoors and getting inspiration for new material. After spending the last few weeks in the Pacific Northwest I have finally made it back to Missouri. In the photo above you see myself at work on a large 30x40 inch sunset. Over the next few months I will be completing a series of large landscapes for some upcoming shows this spring and summer.
Make sure you check out the "outdoor paintings" section to see some of the work I did while in the Northwest. I also have some new portrait work which will be slowly releasing over the next month or so.
I also have some big news I will be sharing in Jan to kick of the new year! Stay tuned!
NEWS UPDATE: 9/26//2017
(Photo features myself painting the first place winner in the quick draw event at Solomons Plein Air)
I just got back from Sonoma and Solomons Plein Air Festivals. I am pleased to announce that I received a first place award in the quick draw event for a sunset that I created. A great honor when you consider the big name artists I was up against. Big thank you to judge Jason Sacran, my hosts and the wonderful Carmen and her staff from Carmens gallery in Solomons Island Maryland.
You might have noticed that the "available studio paintings" section of this website has shrunk a bit. I have been busy studying outdoor painting for the last few months and haven't been in the studio as much. Typically I produce more studio work starting in October through the colder months. I use the summers to get out into nature and really study color and form.
That being said I have sketches and designs for around 30 studio pieces I plan on creating over the next 6 -7 months. I will be having a feature/solo show at the Cole gallery in Washington state in May. Stay tuned and keep checking back to see updates with new paintings.
Also check out the "outdoor studies" section of this website and remember I do offer payment plans as well as most of the galleries that represent me.
Thanks again everyone for your continued support
NEWS UPDATE: 8/7/2017
Just found out I won 1st place in the Plein Air Magazine Bi Monthly contest for my painting titled "Eulogy". Such a great honor. This means I will definitely be attending the salon this year in New Mexico in hopes that I have a solid crack at that grand prize in the yearly contest.
NEWS UPDATE: 7/18/2017
One page feature Article in Southwest Art Magazine coming out in August 2017. Check it out at any barnes and nobles or borders book store.
NEWS UPDATE: 7/7/2017
Getting my practice in for the upcoming Plein Air Festivals in Maryland and Sonoma California in September.
Sonoma Plein Air and Solomons Island Plein Air Festival. Both are back to back.
NEWS UPDATE: 4/14/2017
I've just delivered a new bunch of paintings out to 3 galleries as well as an upcoming Museum show at the Vernon Filley Art Museum. To see the new work and which gallery or show it is being sold in visit my "available works" section.
This is a preview of what is to come. I've been working on some subjects that you dont see me do that much and in much larger sizes than I normally work.
More to come!
NEWS UPDATE: 3/14/2017: PAINT PALM BEACH HONORABLE MENTION
Such a great experience down in Tequesta/Jupiter this year for the first plein air festival of the season.
I received an honorable mention during the quick draw and got to have a photo snapped with some of the painters who have been a massive inspiration for me since day 1. Jim McVicker, Jason Sacran, Charlie Hunter, George Van Hook and Dan Mondloch. Amazing experience!
I was fortunate enough to nearly sell out on paintings this time as well!
More news to come soon. Check back to see if I will be painting in your city or region.
NEWS UPDATE: 2/20/2017
Getting some practice in for the plein air season.
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NEWS UPDATE: 2/09/2017: Museum Show
Good news! I will be participating in another Museum Show, this time with some great painters such as Jason Sacran, Albert Handell, Jeff Legg etc....
Join me for the Vernon Filley Art Museum Invitational on April 22nd. The show will go until mid July.
Its truly an honor to be in such great company.
NEWS UPDATE: 12/28/2016 - Last post of 2016
Farewell 2016! Working on new paintings for the new year, have a couple shows coming up in the late winter/ early spring. Check back as I will be posting new paintings through Jan. and Feb. Also check out www.facebook.com/devinrobertsstudio and www.instagram.com/devinrobertsstudio
NEWS UPDATE: 10/10/2016 - Featured in Plein Air Magazine.
Got a little bit of press this month. Plein Air Magazine did a feature on shorelines and included an image of the autumn themed landscape piece that I created last year. Slowly starting to get some press!
NEWS UPDATE: 9/27/2016
Photo from Solomons Island Plein Air Festival. I'm back home now folks and really focusing on looking for some new galleries to work with. Specifically a coastal gallery or a gallery that deals in seascapes and coastal art.
If you know anyone or any galleries please contact me.
NEWS UPDATE: 9/12/2016
Well I'm here at Solomons Plein Air Festival in Maryland. I am super excited for a week of painting with some fantastic artists. If you happen to live in the area email me and I will let you know where I will be painting so you can come and observe. We also will be having a gallery show sale at the end of the week on Saturday the 17th of September 6-8 at the Holiday Inn in Solomons Maryland. Tickets are $25 you can buy them at the door.
I will post photo updates here and on my facebook.
NEWS UPDATE: 8/15/2016
Hey folks, things were a bit quiet for me the last few months as I got settled in my new home out here in southern Missouri.
I have completed a new crop of paintings that went out to the galleries and I have heard back from a few events I applied for.
I will be attending Solomons Plein Air festival next month in Maryland and I will also be attending the Paint Palm Beach festival in Jupiter, FL this next march.
I'm going to spend the rest of 2016 putting more of a focus on my plein air work and also my figurative/portrait work.
Thanks and stay tuned!
NEWS UPDATE: 5/10/2016
I have finally relocated from Kansas to outside Springfield Missouri. It took a couple months to get a house and studio going again but I am proud to announce that everything is up and running.
I also found out that I was accepted into the Solomons Plein Air Festival on Solomons Island, Maryland this upcoming September. Looking forward to that!
Stay tuned for more updates.
NEWS UPDATE: Back from Taos, NM 1/22/2016
Wonderful trip. Here is one of the plein air pieces I painted while on location. This photo is from once I got back into the semi warmth of my hotel room (was -15 degrees outside by the time the sun had set on the day)
Anyhow, I got an amazing amount of ideas, sketches, video, and information to work from. Probably enough to keep me busy for a full lifetime. So that being said you can look froward too, some nocturne scenes, a few sunsets, snow/ice covered river beds, mountain-scapes, some of the pueblo houses etc.
I shall be busy!
Thanks again everyone for the support.
Your collecting, donating etc. makes my growth possible.
It's a symbiotic relationship, so whatever success I enjoy is directly because of YOU!
NEWS UPDATE: 1/12/2016
Happy new year!
Starting in early February 2016 you will be able to view and purchase my art in Austin, Texas through the Capital Fine art gallery. I'm very excited to be branching out into some other states.
I will also be relocating to Branson, Missouri. This will not change my workshop plans for Wichita, KS. So those of you who would like to sign up for some spring workshops; it will still be an option.
Thanks for the continued support
NEWS UPDATE: 12/23/2015
Awesome news to kick off the new year! I just found out that not one but two of the pieces I entered into the 10th Bicentennial Visual Arts Center Juried Exhibition got in! The paintings titled "the homestead" and " the red boat". I'm very excited about the still life getting in. I haven't really shown much of my still life or portrait work yet and look forward to doing so as I strengthen my technique and get better! Happy new year everyone!
NEWS UPDATE: 11/11/15
This upcoming March 9th- 13th I will be joining the countries top Plein Air Painters at the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Jupiter,FL. I'm very excited to be participating in this event.
NEWS UPDATE: 10/26/15 Holiday Show at the Strecker Nelson Gallery
Been busy preparing for the upcoming group show Nov 6th at the Strecker Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS. I have 6 new pieces that will be featured in that show. I'm also proud to report that they have sold 75 percent of the pieces I have consigned to them so far. I've also had a record Summer and early Fall for online sales as well.
Thanks to everyone for the continued support.
NEWS UPDATE: OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 8/31/15
GREAT NEWS! My painting titled, moonrise over puget sound has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. This is a great honor for me. Thank you so much to the judges.