Kecia Deveney is a mixed media artist based in the Jersey Shore channeling her life experiences into whimsical works that playfully distort our reality. She incorporates fabric, textiles, jewelry design, sculpture, and painting into a colorful eclectic practice that seeks to inspire others to acknowledge their inherent creative spirit. A self-taught artist, she rejects the rules and notions of fine art in a vibrant juxtaposition of figuration and abstraction with an emphasis on textured visceral works.
While art had always fascinated
Deveney, she discovered her talents when she relocated from her California home
to coastal New Jersey. While building her new life, she took to engaging with
craft, design, and the visual arts to transform her living space into a
wonderland of her own creation. Spending most of her days as a caregiver, her
art became an outlet. Embracing the unusual, she continued to expand her
practice. She was met with a positive response as others fell in love with the
imaginative worlds she invited them to explore. As her acclaim grew, she became
a world traveler, uplifting artists around the globe with her art and drawing
from their rich cultures and experiences to inform her work and evolving
practice. Today, she is sharing her journey, skills, and motivation with others
as an educator. Her work continues to teach us about the value of accepting
your individuality and allowing your distinct style of creativity to flourish.
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