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Rupununi Artist, Devon Simon, is a Talented Guyanese

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First Published: 12th of August, 2020

Last updated: June 19, 2022 at 14:17 pm

If you would like to purchase any of these amazing paintings by our talented artist, Devon Simon, you can contact him on (592) 644 6765 (WhatsApp Available).

Twenty-one-year-old Devon Simon was born and raised in, as he put it, “a beautiful little village called Rewa” in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

He started painting when he was twelve years old. During his 7-year and counting painting career, the ambitious youth faced many stumbling blocks. For example, he has never earned enough money to purchase his own art materials. However, the determined lad made use of exercise books and other available material in expressing his artistic desires.

“I was never given some art pencils or sketch pads in those times, but I continued drawing on every blank pages I found on any books.”

Budding rupununi artist – devon simon

Furthermore, Devon said that he had never been taught by anyone how to draw or paint but that it is a natural talent that springs from deep within. He was inspired by his cousin, Ransford Simon, who is also an artist.

Onto this very day, I’ve never been to any schools of art, but I continue because I know I wanted to be more – just as any ambitious person. I’ve dreamed a lot of being someone bigger and better in life. So I stick up to my dreams to see what really I can achieve in the future..

devon simon

Here are some beautiful paintings done by Devon Simon.

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