Michael DeVore, Painter, US – Colorado

From 1 Artist 2 Another

“I want to convey the idea of enjoying the simple things of life, such as reading a book or preparing a meal.”*

Michael-DeVore-bio-pic-bw-227x300Michael DeVore, Painter, US – Colorado

Michael DeVore (b.1982) is an artist trained in the classical realist tradition. Michael grew up in Oklahoma City, OK where his step-grandmother Marion DeVore, who had helped found the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, recognized when he was very young that he had a great talent for drawing. With the encouragement and support of his family he won many competitions and awards in his home state before going on to major in art at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. After graduating in 2005 Michael felt he was still lacking good skills in drawing and painting. Determined to learn the ways and techniques of the old masters he went to Italy to attend The Florence Academy of Art.  During his studies…

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