Fearless John
Fearless John, watercolour painting by Lee Devonish, 2011 | handlebar moustache painting | watercolor portrait of a man

Fearless John – the story behind a watercolour painting. I was walking through a shopping centre in Ashford one day in the summer between terms at art school when something caught my eye. There was something strange about the young man working at the mobile phone kiosk – I’d already walked by when my brain finally worked out […]

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Exhibitions – Preston Comic Con
A Donald Trump + Deadpool mashup at ComicCon

Can comic cons function as art exhibitions? I’ll admit, a Comic Con really wasn’t on my list, but my it was at the top of my husband’s, so off we went.   There are often interesting original artists and writers at these shows (well, at both of the two Comic Cons I’ve been to in my life) so I was […]

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Expat Or Immigrant
Expat or immigrant? Artworks by Lee Devonish that look at the difference these words can make.

Expat or immigrant? Both are the same, of course, and I am both at once… but which word do you choose, and for whom? Your dominant affiliation will answer – how you see yourself and your authority in the world, and the authority of your country of origin vs the country you go to. However, the history […]

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Concept/Word/Image
y MA essay covered conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. Where do I go now, though?

Concept/Word/Image: A few years ago, I wrote an essay entitled “The Thought That Counts”, on hierarchical dualisms within academic and non-academic modes of thought. In it, I tried to address all manner of subjects including conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. The sprawling project did earn me my […]

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Burnout
Do you get stuck in a cycle of creating overwhelm in your life? Here's my story of facing burnout and getting past it.

Burnout. Give me something I love, and I’ll find a way to make myself hate it. I don’t mean people or even objects; I mean things I do. Let me get a whiff of being good at something, and I’ll want to be the best – or at least the best I can be. The cycle. The harder […]

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