Nina Devenney

Rockland - "Born into a family of artists in the woods of midcoast Maine, I have found myself enamored with color, expression, and the natural world from the moment I could wander on my own two feet. Art was my childhood home. The photography and paintings made by my parents lined the walls, while their ceramic work filled our cupboards, held our tea, and cradled our morning toast. My sister and I grew up within this world, that was brimming with design and singing loud with color. I think above all, it taught me to notice, to deeply appreciate, and to find joy in the tiniest of moments.
As an artist, I find myself again and again drawn outside to revel in the endless gems of the natural world. Nature's undeniable force fuels my work...these are the joys that kiss my work and fuel my inspiration; My hope is to share these delights with other hearts, to share the same gift that was given to me as a little being with wide eyes, taking in this vibrantly beautiful world."
Nina received her BFA in sculpture from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010, and in addition to her watercolor paintings, she has discovered a passion for jewelry-making. Nina has apprenticed with jeweler Christina Peters and is now showing her own work at Archipelago.