Jewelry, Murals, Painting
De’von Downes, a non-binary artist from South Jersey, creates impactful works in watercolor, public art, and jewelry. Their portraiture focuses on the black experience, weaving in symbolism from folklore and nature. They’ve contributed to projects with Murals Arts, Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Made in America, Glassboro Public School, and Camden FireWorks, leaving permanent murals across various locations.
Before muralism, De’von studied Art Therapy, worked as an Arts Coordinator, and conducted community-based workshops, emphasizing wellness and emotional literacy. Their belief in influencing change through inclusive, educational art drives them to challenge norms and use public art as a platform for inspiration and education.