Devon Beal is an Illustration BFA moving towards working independently as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Before studying at SUNY Oswego, Devon lived in Saratoga Springs, NY, and received her associate’s degree in Media Arts from SUNY Adirondack. After completing her BFA, Devon’s goal is to enter the commercial art market as a freelance illustrator.
My art is defined by my obsession with linework and how it adds depth, texture, and definition to my work. My inspiration comes from the Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Symbolist traditions. I use the drama, connection to nature, and mystique exhibited in all three movements in my illustrations.
As the Spring 2021 semester comes to a close, I’m left with a debt of gratitude to my family for supporting me throughout my education and my passion for art, my friends for being a constant presence in a year that could’ve been isolated, and the SUNY Oswego SCMA faculty for nurturing my artistic and professional growth. My art has transformed with me over the many shapes and sides of myself I’ve inhabited, and the artist I am today is one that will bookmark an important chapter in my life.