HELLO! My name is Lesli DeVito.
and Welcome to my BIG Old Country House in Virginia!
I have worn many hats…when I was little I wanted to be Nun…BUT instead I became an Actress, and a Nurse Practitioner, and a Decorator and and a Design Blogger …
…Wife and Mother …but always an ARTIST.
I had an easel in my basement as a little girl and chances are, if we were close friends, I would always have made, painted, sewed, created your gift. But I had never considered painting as a career or even a way to make money.
That was until I lost my Mom.
I get much of my creative energy from my Mom, the ORIGINAL DIY – woman, who – if she wanted something and we could not afford it – simply taught herself how to DO IT, sew it, paint it, building, plant it, grow it…make it happen.
My Mom died in 2007. I had thought she would live forever. The world felt like when you hang upside-down on a swing set…disorienting and and foreign . SO, To steady myself I reached for my anchor…
…..my paint brushes and I started to paint..and paint..
First I painted EVERY ROOM IN MY HOUSE …
…then I painted A COW
…..and I just kept painting and I have no plans to stop…ever. I LOVE to PAINT.
My favorite subjects are ANIMALS….I have painted over 350 pets including the loved ones of Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Couric, Ricky Gervais and Cesar Milan.
I believe that Animals …if we LET THEM…bypass all the gunk we carry around and go straight to our hearts…and I love painting them and trying to capture their spirit.
ME AND CHARLIE- the big boy
I hope you will take the time to explore my blog where I regularly post about my Artwork, my Home and my husband and our 3 amazing kids, my 3 dogs and 3 cats, Decorating on a budget…and COLOR and basically whatever else happens to be on my mind!
Thank you very much for stopping by…I love to hear from you…what you are thinking…what you want to see…and I hope you come back!