Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spotlight: Kecia Deveney

Back in the day, when I first started my blog, I often highlighted other artists in Spotlight posts. My friend Bridgette Guerzon Mills was the first. Other artists that I spotlighted included Judy Wilkenfeld,  CW Slade, Barbara Kleinhans, and John Copeland

It is fascinating for me to read through my Spotlight posts now, as they were written about 8 years ago. Happily I can say that I find the work of these artists every bit as compelling today as I did way back when.

In thinking about these posts, I have decided to occasionally write new spotlight posts, bringing you the work of other artists - some that may be new to you and some that are likely to be familiar faces. 

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Today...the spotlight is on Kecia Deveney.

Looking through my emails, it seems that I first connected with Kecia online in early 2009. We met for the first time in a workshop in 2009 and then again in 2010 when I took a class from Leslie Marsh that was held at Kecia's magical studio and home (check out this short video of her kool kitchen). Since then our paths have crossed many times, most recently when we both taught in Australia as part of Art is You in 2014. Some of you might remember that we shared a crazy 52 hour trip from NYC to Sydney. How did we survive? By collaborative journaling in the airport of course...


Kecia brings a special energy to all that she does and her work brings a smile to my face. Whether two-dimensional or three-dimensional, all bright colors or limited monotones, laced with humor or on the edge of darkness, her work is always filled with life. She works across an endless number of mediums and she is equally talented in them all. I am the lucky owner of a number of her pieces, my absolute favorite being this guy who hangs out with me in my studio...


Just a small sample of her work follows













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To learn more about Kecia, stop by her blog or website. And tell her Seth sent ya!

17 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

VERY NICE to see this work!
LOVELY and so Unique!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing Seth! Will have to check out your previous spotlights too.

kecia deveney said...

Thank you Seth, for sharing my world to others! Miss my little Moon man, but happy he is with you!

Lani Gerity said...

Oh yes, this is wonderful! I still think you guys need to write the book on traveling-art-first-aid, inspiration and tips on surviving those 50+ hour horror trips er, I mean adventures!

Liz-Anna said...

Such a creative mind!

Gina Sanderson said...

You are both Gorgeousnessnessness and awesomemostest. Love Gina in Western Australia xxxx

Leslie said...

Kecia is amazingly talented in so many areas. That woman never sits still! Makes my head spin. Thanks for this spotlight!

Dog-Ma said...

Love Kecia's work and have a few pieces as well. Check out the new chapel in her back yard. She is UBER creative.

Karenliz Henderson said...

Love Kecia's work. The spotlights are a perfect window into their world. Love these posts.

Nancy Baumiller said...

I just love Kecia and her work! She is so very talented in so many things! Boundless energies and it all shows in her home! <3

pamelahuntington said...

so fascinating..and very diverse..it looks perfect for your bog Seth..!

Linda M. Cain said...

WOW! just WOW!

~Linda

Susan said...

Love the pictures of her work. I have followed her art for a long time and would love to meet her...maybe take a class. Thanks Seth!

Jen Crossley said...

Kecia is an amazing lady,talented, caring and loving. It was a honor to spend time with her on the bus trip of a life time in oz

JackieP Neal said...

Kecia's work is amazing and so diverse! love love the humor she adds to pieces,whether dark or not ")So glad you have spotlighted Kecia- thanks Seth and Kecia!

Joyce said...

I have some of Kecia's jewelry creations...small beautiful works of art!!! I've had the pleasure of taking a class at her studio-so enjoyable and inspiring!!

Genie Geer said...

SO COOL!