Devan Horton is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. During her college career, she studied abroad in Rome and Florence, Italy and has traveled to some of the most famous museums around the world. Raised in Covington, Kentucky by two creative parents, she was introduced to the creative process early on. Since receiving her undergraduate, Devan creates and promotes her artistic career by showing in local and national galleries, as well as through an entrepreneurial approach by curating a series of pop-up shows named Perennial around the Greater Cincinnati area, where other local artists get to display their work and build community.
When looking for new subjects and concepts, Devan frequently looks toward nature, often times at its more unpleasant subjects like bugs, fungi, and roots, and paints them in formats that her audience can build new appreciations and recognize the beauty that was there all along. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of her mediums through experimentation by introducing non-traditional materials such as sand and bleach into the process. All of her work is motivated around provoking her audience to change their perception of beauty.