A contemporary pop artist reminiscent of Andy Warhol, reflects the iconic images of the past along with current popular culture.
During his academic career studying painting and drawing at the University of Utah, he caught the eye of the Dean of Fine Arts who sponsored him with an innovation bachelors degree to ensure his commercial career through specific business and marketing courses. This led to highly competitive internship at the curators office of the Supreme Court of the United States, and on to an extensive study program abroad of art history and language in Europe where he became fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. Upon graduation, DeVon collaborated with other artist and promoted their work through managing and owning galleries in Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, Carmel, San Francisco, Park City, and Aspen. He has lectured in academies of art in Russia, France, Italy, China, South America, and throughout the United States.
DeVon never knew his Hollywood father, but it is through his fathers death that he relates to the loss and haunting beauty in Hollywood icons, rock legends and dreamers. He connects with his subjects in their moment of truth, their eternal now moment when the past is gone and the future does not yet exist; when they experienced a glimpse of the pure truth, subtle, sparkling, bright, dazzling, glorious, and radiantly awesome. He captures these moments and encrusts his subjects in spiritual light through diamond dust, Swarovski crystals, black light, veins, or vibrant color. He screen prints images from his own photographs, or sources them from popular culture and mass advertising, then works with a wide variety of other media like acrylic paint, linen, enamel, embedded light/black light, shadow box, wood or hell create 1 3D ghost like world of multiple layers of plexi-glass. His work invites viewers to a private glimpse of the truth in his subjects.