Art about men

In 2011 I focused my visual art practice on the subject of men, masculinity and the role of the male model in art. This came about as the result of my studies during my BA in Fine Art, but it’s still a central concern to me; it seems more and more relevant as we process the manner in which women have relentlessly been objectified in real life as well as in visual culture.

The point of making art about men is not to objectify one gender, but to show how the simple act of looking in the other direction makes so many people uneasy, when it should be as pure a visual experience as any.


My husband is my main model for all contemporary works (2014 onwards).


Selected artworks about men, in chronological order

Click on the pictures to go to posts about these works.

Muscle study 4 (part of a series), 2017
Muscle study 4 (part of a series), 2017


Fight, oil on paper painting by Lee Devonish, 2016
Fight. Oil on paper, 2016.



Smoking Man. Lime wood carving with paper and graphite by Lee Devonish, 2015.
Lime wood carving with paper and graphite, 2015



Muse 4.3 Oil on board painting by Lee Devonish, 2012. Click on the picture to read more about the story behind this painting.
Muse 4.3 (the ear), 2012


Fearless John, watercolour painting by Lee Devonish, 2011