Yoke’s Pack and Save showing


Simon DeVille as a mobile artist is born. Here I sit and reflect on my first ever gallery showing of my very own artwork. All in one place. How proud I have been to speak to strangers about what I have been doing. Thanks to my wife Nicolette’s urging, I began this journey of painting almost three years. So much has been put into this future. So many people have directly invested into the possibilities this successful artist journey would create. By painting live, I was able to see how people were enthusiastic about my art. Encouraging me to keep going. So many compliments. I found myself enjoying being a “live painter”. It really didn’t matter what I was painting, I was seeing people watch over my shoulder and lean in. Art is such a wonderful communication tool. 

The Store

I had Yoke’s grocery store’s customers telling me about family members who paint, or customers that would crack jokes with me. I would get the religiously minded, or art lovers asking me if I had painted Bigfoot. It really was “anything goes”. The atmosphere was light. There were a lot of happy customers learning my name. I have lots of work to do in that area. “Getting the word out”, is how my mother describes it. I have a lot of “getting the word out” to do. I have only begun. It will be some time before I have all my pieces in one spot again. This show was a huge opportunity for me to learn so much.

The opportunity finder

I appreciate Denny Carmen for finding this spot years ago and appreciate his constant and unwavering support of all artists in the community. I am honored that he allowed me access to such a great opportunity. Thank you Denny! The next artist will love it as well, I am sure of it. If I could share anything with the next artist, it would be to, paint live. When I was there, live; I made a sale, acquired a commission, and handed out lots of cards. I was making sure my name started “getting out there”. The store manager considers it a good thing. He called it, “Live theater”. Brilliant. The store is supportive and if you need anything, their deli is right there. I can tell you the food is great. There was little I could say in the way of my 1st show that isn’t thankful. 

What is next

I look forward to the Blue door theater next. There, I will be having a selection of my works show from November through December. This time, I will be rotating these pieces out intermittently. I learned that speaking directly with people is best. So, the other works I will be taking with me around the area. Stopping in at consignment stores, furniture stores, real estate agencies and antique dealers. Dropping in at Doctor offices. Seeing who out there is missing art. Thanks to the support we have had, we were able to see what we needed to do next. I know simondeville.com is going to be well known for fine art paintings in no time.

The Goods

This is the first time we have had a tangible product to sell, with having paintings. A product with a history of sales, both in person and online. Now we just need to “get the word out” about Simon DeVille art. Thanks to simondeville.com sponsors, Denny, and Yoke’s; we have touched many lives with art. Keep an eye out, as we are mobile now! Let us know if there is a spot you know of for me to “live paint”. I will even come to your house and “live paint” for you privately! I fell in love with sharing the process. I am thankful I got this chance. It means the world to your favorite mobile artist. Thanks for sticking with me. thank you for your ongoing support.

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