Passing Through
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  Spring Morning, Pennsylvania
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  "This land was made for you and me."
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Neighbors Neighbors Triptych
from my back door   View from My Back Door, Somerville
chicago summer   Chicago Summer
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blues in chicago   "Do they still play the blues in Chicago"
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summer in town   Summer in Town
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winter in town   Winter in Town
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closed   Closed
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firefly summer   Firefly Summer
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old friends   Old Friends
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carolina piedmont   Carolina Piedmont
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second shift   Second Shift
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summer on Maxwell   Summer Afternoon on Maxwell Street
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winter on Maxwell   Winter Afternoon on Maxwell Street
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Beacon Oil   Beacon Oil
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Heading North   Heading North
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Sid's Snack   Sid's Snack

neighbors main Impressions of Places I Have Been

It is the men and women, boys and girls so poured in and
out all day that give the building a soul of dreams
and thoughts and memories. --
Carl Sandburg

I paint impressions of places I have been--ordinary places made extraordinary by the anonymous life dramas that play out in these settings. I am drawn to working class neighborhoods and familiar icons of the mid-twentieth century—signs, old gas stations, factories, and the like.

My paintings have been shown at a variety of venues including the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield; Artspace Artists Association in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My work was selected for the GE Capital Mortgage Corporation cover and inset illustrations, "Expanding Housing Opportunities for All," a program for low-income, first-time home buyers. In addition, I have painted custom artwork incorporating buildings and townscapes selected by the client. My work is in individual and corporate collections. I am grateful to viewers who have shared their responses and insights, such as the two below:

Having seen your paintings makes me want to paint again. Thank you very much!

A couple of colleagues and I had lunch last Friday at Veggie Planet (at Passim) in Harvard Square, and I was just mesmerized by the paintings on the walls! I love their color, their hint of whimsy, and their clean look--but mostly, I guess, I love the fact that they feature ordinary folks going about ordinary stuff in towns and cities, all with a quiet kind of dignity. (I'm probably sounding a little romantic, but they left me feeling good.) Anyway, I picked up your card, have since checked out your web site, and I hope you don't mind a new fan dropping a line. In any case, thanks for making the world a little brighter!

Please contact me about illustration opportunities or about purchasing limited edition fine art prints or paintings.

Jamie Devol, AIA
7 Dix Terrace,
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 721-7574
jdevol_AIA@msn.com