I find peace most when in a trance. I detach myself from my surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming. When I paint, I’m heavily influenced by emotion, specifically the emotion of being in this calming state. It’s a constant flow through the soul that occurs in the space between positive and negative energy. My subjects are mostly powerful, sensual women who are not afraid to show their vulnerability. These soulful women have mystic and spiritual auras. Their expressions and postures radiate vulnerability as well as strength.
My process always begins with the background. I apply multiple layers of medium, and through this process I find my spontaneity. I let my works speak to me, and I create as I go to express my own life experiences, current thoughts, emotions, and interests. A lot of my inspirations derive from emotions, music, pop culture, street art, nature, space, and the abstract. I am simply bringing everyone into my own world, my personal space, and my mind. Welcome.
Devona Stimpson, nominated as San Diego's Most Influential Woman 2018 by Life By Design magazine, is a show-stopper entrepreneur on a mission to raise up the world around her. She excels as an artist, best-selling author, international speaker, and branding expert.
Devona is the Co-Founder of Strive & Grind, an international Branding and Creative boutique that positions entrepreneurs to create memorable, disruptive, and badass brands that dominate their industries.Additionally, she co-authored the best-selling book, Passionistas: Tips Tales & Tweetables From Women Pursuing Their Dreams, and is the Creator of gangSTAR* CREATIVE which helps creatives succeed in business and life.
You can find her being featured in press such as the Huffington Post, rocking stages with top influencers, and creating jaw-dropping, exclusive paintings which you can find at ArtByDevona.com.