Devin Michael Roberts

American Art Collector - - Artist Focus -

For an artist in his early 30s, Devin Michael Roberts has man­aged to achieve a re­mark­able qual­ity and ma­tu­rity to his land­scape paint­ings. Born in the foothills of the Cas­cade moun­tain range and cur­rently hold­ing res­i­dence in both Wash­ing­ton state and the Ozark moun­tain area of Mis­souri, Roberts spends much of his time be­tween the two ar­eas com­pos­ing scenes that blend el­e­ments of the ar­eas he feels an in­ti­mate con­nec­tion with. “Although I paint land­scapes and seascapes, I try not to think of them as doc­u­ment­ing a spe­cific lo­ca­tion. In fact, I blend to­gether many dif­fer­ent mem­o­ries and ref­er­ences when putting to­gether a paint­ing,” he says. It’s through this process that Roberts builds a paint­ing that puts an em­pha­sis on cre­at­ing an emo­tional con­nec­tion with the viewer rather than pre­sent­ing them a geo­graphic lo­ca­tion.

“I’m very drawn to low light scenes and the murky, deep emo­tions they can evoke,” Roberts ex­plains. “Whether it’s the mo­ment right af­ter the sun has dipped below the hori­zon, or the mid­dle of the night, it’s in these mo­ments out in na­ture that I feel a spir­i­tual con­nec­tion to ev­ery­thing around me.” Although Roberts’ paint­ings de­pict the mo­ments in life that are most fleet­ing, he spends a large amount of time out­doors paint­ing from na­ture and study­ing the ways he can trans­late the scenes into im­agery.

In a rel­a­tively short amount of time as a pro­fes­sional artist, Roberts has man­aged to build a rather large fol­low­ing of col­lec­tors, na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion and press. He is rep­re­sented by Mon­tana Trails Gallery in Boze­man; Cooper & Smith in Es­sex, Con­necti­cut; Royce My­ers Gallery in Tulsa, Ok­la­homa; and Reuben Saun­ders Gallery in Wi­chita, Kansas.

Clock­wise from above:

At Days End, oil on panel, 18 x 36"The Home on the Hill, oil on can­vas, 18 x 24"Soli­tude, oil on linen, 11 x 14"

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