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Photograph of Artist BRIAN DEVON
BRIAN DEVON
Lismore, Waterford - Ireland


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Artist Statement

Born in Dublin, Ireland, my journey in image making began when I was around eight years old. I must have expressed an interest in photography because Santa Claus placed a beginner’s photo chemistry kit under our Christmas tree. My parents had a old fashioned brass bed with heavy blankets that reached the ground. It was under there that I set up my “alchemists cave” and began a life long experiment in image making. For me there is a need to express something more than the perfect likeness that the camera captures, an inherent wish for the input of the artist to be felt in the work. Within a very short space of time I began trying to enhance my images using various techniques, including applying tints from the kits that, in those distant days, came with Kodak black and white kits. I worked in several studios in Dublin, Ireland and London, and San Francisco and travelled extensively in Montana, Alaska, The Northwest Territories and the Yukon, during which time Ive had the priceless opportunity to work with some great professionals. Ive had access to state of the art studios in which to further my experiments with color, textures, tints and to explore printing techniques both traditional and contemporary. The work of such photographers as Nikolai Andreev, Robert Demachy, and Alvin Langdon Coburn intrigued me, I suppose their work touched a nerve. Investigating their art lead to my using techniques such as image lifts, adding pigments, layers of texture, the...

Original Artworks (19)

Brian Devon; trawler at clifden, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 10 x 10 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Brian Devon; Galway, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 10 x 10 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Brian Devon; galway hookers, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; ed and tank, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 14 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
18 x 14 inches (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; working chaps, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 14 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; willow glen, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 10 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 10 inches (50.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Brian Devon; the conversation, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 20 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Brian Devon; skyfall, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22 x 22 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
22 x 22 inches (55.9 x 55.9 cm)
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Brian Devon; shadowland, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; mountain iris, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 20 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Brian Devon; mill creek roundup, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; midnight run, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; journey to the sun, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; ghosts of the buffalo hunt, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; dreams reach out, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 20 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Brian Devon; cutting horse, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 20 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Brian Devon; by the light of the moon, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; next up, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 16 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Brian Devon; first light, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 20 inches.
Brian Devon
Original Giclee, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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