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Devin De Wulf

Artist

Devin is a self-taught folk artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood. He is a proud husband and father to two fantastic little ones. His first painting was made on a whim during a winter break from college - and over the years he’s found pleasure and relaxation through painting. Upon moving to New Orleans Devin found his artistic soul through art-cars. A chance encounter in 2007 with Marigny artist, Sue Ireland, led him to create his first art-car, turning his little Toyota into "the redhead car". Once every inch of that little car was covered, he moved towards painting on found objects such as old political signs, tables, and pieces of metal. In the years since, he has painted large-scale murals, trucks, and works on wood and canvas. Devin’s favorite thing to do now is painted on canvas and then hand-sew beads and sequins onto the painting to create an interesting texture and depth to my folk-art.  He finds inspiration in life in New Orleans, his travels, and his "real job" as a middle school history teacher.