Amazing progress from student to disciplined artist. Dee's work shows a strong sense of form and accuracy of line. A promising artist. Barclay Sheaks; Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, Virginia. He was my most inspirational art professor. I dedicate my love of creating art to him. 

DevaArt Studio is where the artist works and creates fine art paintings and custom in several collections:
LifeExpressions, OriginalsSoulWorks and Animal Art.


  • Designed Book Cover; Garden Like A Shaman (published by Uptown Press, USA) 
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressions; Fighter Chick
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressionsIndigo Child 
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressions; Kenya
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressionsPassion and Purpose 
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressionsThe Hunter
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressionsThe Nurturer
  • Client Commission; LifeExpressions; World Traveler        


  • Client Commission; four acrylic on canvas dance paintings, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Client Commission; dog portrait in graphite, Fairfax County, VA
  • Client Commission; dog portrait in acrylic on canvas - German Shepherd, Fairfax County, VA
  • Poster Design for the 2006 Mardi Gras poster; Noah's Ark, New Orleans, Louisana
  • Illustrative Work; Joint Maritime Congress (illustration of the Capital Building), Washington, DC
  • Illustrative Work; retail businesses (dance apparel, accessories, newspapers ads, invitations, calendars, posters) - Dance Atlantic, Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Illustrative Work; Napolean's Restaurant (menus, brochures, newspaper ads, signs), Fauquier, VA
  • Surface Design; Nichols Design Studio, (wrapping paper, placemats, wall paper) Fairfax, VA
  • Invitation Design; Studio 19, Warrenton, VA
  • Brochure Design, artist brochures, Fairfax, VA

Solo Exhibitions
Selections from 1990-2019
Fine Art Jewelry Design Exhibition; Virginia
Paintings and Giclee Prints; Art Exhibition, Virginia
New Paintings; Studio 19, Old Town Warrenton, Virginia
Paintings; Hampton Center for the Arts, Newport News, Virginia    
Dance Serenade; Tidewater Ballet Association; Norfolk, Virginia
Dance Works; Dance Atlantic, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Permanent Collections                                                      
Selections from 1995-2006

Maple Drop Restaurant; Perth, Ontario, Canada
Pools and Patios, Inc., San Jose; CA
Commodore Cruises, Inc.; Lafayette, CA
Fauquier Hospital, VA; (ten original paintings for children’s rooms and waiting areas)

Fine Art Juried Competitions                                       
Selections from 1994-2000

Bradley National Print and Drawing Fine Art Exhibition; Bradley, Illinois
Rutgers National Drawing Competition; Rutgers University, Rutgers New Jersey
Davidson National Drawing Competition; Stowe Gallery, Illinois
The Blatch Museum of Fine Arts National Competition; Rockledge, Florida
Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition; Roanoke, Virginia

Juried Invitational Shows                                             
Selections from 1990-2000

Fairhaven Designer’s Showcase Art Nouveau; planned an interior design for a room in an 1892 French second empire house.
Four gouache paintings were specifically created for this showcase which was visually translated into an Art Nouveau gallery, Fauquier, VA
An Occasion for the Arts, Fine Art Show, Williamsburg, Virginia
Hope House Foundation-Stockley Gardens Fine Art Competition; Norfolk, Virginia
Virginia Beach Boardwalk Annual Fine Arts Competition; Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach Center for the Arts Members Exhibition; Virginia Beach, Virginia

Group Shows                                                                 
Selections from 1994-1999
Textures In Paint; Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
Two Person Multi-Media Art Show; Hampton Center for the Arts and Humanities, Hampton, VA
Special Showing Spring Fine Art Show; original drawings/works in watercolor, Studio 19, Fine Art Gallery, VA
Intimate Impressions Exhibit; Studio 19 Fine Art Gallery, Virginia; featuring monotypes 
New Paintings Opening Gala; Studio 19 Fine Art Gallery, Virginia; paintings, drawings, monotypes

Selections from 1999-2018

Piedmont Regional Art Show, First Place; judges comment:
I like this painting, Inner Sanctum because of the way it is composed in the space. It’s about dancing and has the feeling of the dance. It also has a strong rhythmic, graphic image. Color matches mood. Extraordinary. Doesn’t use anymore than it has to. Judge: Mr. Val Lauton, Chief Designer of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Virginia Beach Center for the Arts "Seven," Group Show; Award of Excellence and Honorable Mention, Virginia Beach, VA

American Artists of Renown; nominated for entry as a tribute to the contemporary American Artist. Published by Wilson Publishing Company, Gilmer, TX

B.F.A. Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, Virginia
A.A.S. Communication Design; Specialization in Illustration, magna cum laude
A.A.S. Web/Digital Design; Sessions Education, Soho, New York, NY

Independent Study oil painting workshop with Wayne Thiebaud
(American artist best known for his works showing familiar things that we may see in our everyday lives such as, cakes, fruit, pies, pastries, toys and candies to name a few), Mountain Lake, Virginia 

Independent Studies; Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, Virginia

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