Devenport, Susie


“I have loved drawing and painting all my life. In my youth, I was a regular exhibitor at Rotary Exhibitions around Sydney and at the Royal Easter Show, selling my first paintings at the age of 15. I continued my studies on a part time basis at Julian Ashton’s Art School at the Rocks in Sydney, while completing my High School education. By 20, I was a regular attendee at the Royal Art Society of NSW and have continued this association for over 35 years. I believe in a strong drawing foundation and work in all media including; charcoal, conte, ink and pencil, oil, acrylic and pastel. I am proud to be a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW and exhibiting member of Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society, Portrait Artists Australia and Ryde Art Society.

I have been a finalist in the Berkelouw, Gallipoli and Shirley Hannon National Portrait Art Prizes and my first solo exhibition raised funds for the Cure Cancer Foundation in 2003. My painting, “Over We Go Boys” is part of the permanent collection of the Gallipoli Memorial Club.

I participate in an average of approximately 12 to 14  Group exhibitions each year – too many to list here, but comprise of many of the local and regional art societies and galleries, including: Lavender Bay Gallery (Royal Art Society NSW), Arthouse Hotel, Ku-Ring-Gai annual exhibitions, Hunter’s Hill Awards, Hornsby Art Awards, Mosman Art Gallery, Parliament House and MLC Gallery and Art Collector on the internet.


  • March 2010 Finalist Royal Art Society of NSW Autumn Exhibition
  • March 2010 Finalist Face Off! Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition
  • March 2010 Winner Face Off! People’s Choice Award
  • April 2010 Finalist Artists of Mosman: 2088 Exhibition
  • April 2010 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize
  • May 2010 Finalist 56th Hunter’s Hill Art Exhibition
  • June 2010 Finalist Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
  • August 2010 Finalist North Sydney Art Prize
  • September 2010 Finalist RAS 130th Annual Spring Exhibition
  • October 2010 Finalist The Artist’s Muse PAA Exhibition Arthouse Hotel
  • October 2010 RAS Off to the Races Exhibition
  • December 2010 Christmas at the Royal RAS Exhibition
  • March 2011 RAS Autumn Exhibition
  • March 2011 The Face of Australia PAA Exhibition Parliament House
  • April 2011 RAS Travels Near and Far Exhibition
  • June 2011 Jazz at the RAS Exhibition
  • August 2011 RAS Collector’s Ballot
  • September 2011 RAS Spring Exhibition
  • December 2011 Christmas at the RAS
  • February 2012 RAS Drawing Exhibition
  • March 2012 Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Autumn Exhibition
  • March 2012 RAS Autumn Exhibition
  • April 2012 RAS Colour and Beyond Exhibition
  • April/May 2012 The Artist’s Book Launch Arthouse Hotel
  • May 2012 Mysteries and Magic Exhibition RAS
  • Hunter’s Hill 2012 Annual Award
  • July 2012 RAS Collector’s Ballot
  • September 2012 RAS Spring Exhibition
  • November 2012 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize
  • December 2012 Christmas at the Royal Exhibition
  • February 2013 “Just Drawing” Exhibition RAS Lavender Bay Gallery
  • March 2013 Ku Ring-Gai Art Society Exhibition
  • March 2013 RAS Autumn Exhibition Thora Ungar Memorial Award
  • April/May Sydney Harbour and Marine Exhibition Royal Art Society NSW
  • May 2013 Capturing the Landscape Exhibition RAS
  • May 2013 Finalist Hunter’s Hill 59th Annual Art Awards
  • June 2013 Inspired by Poetry Exhibition RAS