Grace DeVito- Contemplation, Oil, 19 x 18 inches

Grace M. DeVito

Grace Mehan DeVito is a talented painter of portraits, figures, still lifes, and landscapes who has been a professional artist for over 20 years. She captures the essence of her subjects with her skilled brush strokes creating atmosphere and a sense of timelessness.

Grace was born in Connecticut and at a young age realized she had a passion for drawing and painting. She started out her career as an illustrator and portrait artist honing her skills for such clients as Sony, The United Nations, Harper Collins, and Penguin USA. Her great desire to capture nature truthfully led her to study with renowned artists Sarah Lamb, Travis Schlaht, Edward Minoff, Jeremy Lipking, Laurel Stern Boeck, Michelle Dunaway, and Stephen Early.

Grace has recently been awarded the David Leffel Award of Excellence in Painting, Award of Honor Butler Museum of American Art for Inspiring Figures Show, American Artist Magazine Cover Finalist, and ARC Salon Still Life Finalist 3 years in a row. She was a featured artist for American Painting Video Magazine, Winter Issue 2011.

Exhibitions

2014

Grand Central Academy of Art Still Life Competition

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2014

Bold Brush Painting Competition, Top 15 Favorites

Haynes Gallery Nashville TN, The Still Life: Mundane To The Sublime

2013

Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT, Still Life Invitational

2012

Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Art Show, National Arts Club, NYC

Allied Artists of America 99th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC

2011

Two Person Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

 Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

 Art Renewal Center Salon

2010

Inspiring Figures, Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown OH

Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Art Renewal Center Salon

Holiday Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Beardsley Gallery Group Show, Wilton CT

2009

Spring Gardens Group Show, Susan Powell Fine Art Madison CT

Holiday Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Art Renewal Center Salon

2008

Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Invitational Exhibition

Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition

Holiday Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

2007

Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Holiday Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Annual Exhibition

2006

Group Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT

Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Annual Exhibition

Awards

2014

The Artists Magazine Still Life Finalist.

Portrait Society of America Members Only, 2nd Place Still Life

2011

The David A. Leffel Award for Excellence in Painting

American Artist Magazine Cover Finalist

ARC Salon Finalist for Still Life

2010

Butler Museum of American Art, Inspiring Figures, Honor Award

Portrait Society Of America Member’s Competition, 1st Place Portrait, Commissioned

and 3rd Place Still Life

2009

ARC Salon Finalist for Still Life

2008

ARC Salon Finalist for Still Life

2005

CT Society of Portrait Artist’s Annual Show Honorable Mention

2004

CT Society of Portrait Artist’s annual Show 2nd Place

2003

CT Society of Portrait Artist’s Annual Show 1st Place

2001

Gold Addy Award

1998

Society of Illustrators Silver Medal