I was born and raised in Northern California. Both of my parents were artist. My father, Don deViveiros, taught Drawing and Painting at CCA (California college of Art) in Oakland for 20 years. I was exposed to many different styles and types of art through out my childhood. My parents encouraged exploring different mediums. My father gave me many informal lessons over the years and encouraged me to explore and not be afraid to experiment. I became serious about painting acrylic on wood panel in 2002. I moved to the Sierra Foothill in 1996 and currently live in Nevada City with my partner and our combined children.
The beauty of the natural world is my inspiration. While I sometimes use photos for reference, I also draw from my imagination and inner world. I am drawn to landscapes, forests, trees, grasslands and some animals- ravens, owls and buffalo. I am exploring the blend of different elements and materials. I am pushing the perspective of realism and flat decorative work. What intrigues me is synthesizing different elements. By using my own hand carved rubber stamps, acrylic paint and paint pens, I am attempting to bring these elements together in a way that creates a dynamic interaction between them. I use iridescent paint in many of my backgrounds. The iridescent paint in my pieces creates a dramatic effect when natural light refracts off the paint, it lights the painting up with radiant light. This is a unique element. I have shown in different venues locally and in the greater bay area.
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