Artist in DEV’elopment

I’ve been busy at the Tron Theatre, over the weekend volunteering at Celtic Connections 2019, I’ve had a great time and met some really nice and interesting people, and I’m looking forward to being involved in the rest of the festival.

Today I managed to get out and about a bit and had to take a trip to Paisley where I came upon two good Murals by Shaun Deveney, aka DEV on the walls of a Spar shop on Rowan Street. The one on the rear wall depicts Emily Coxhead, who runs a newspaper called The Happy Newspaper, which aims to celebrate all that’s good in the world.

Clearly visible, as you approach the shops, is a very good photorealistic mural depicting James Goodfellow, of Paisley, who patented the first ATM and created the first pin code and was awarded an OBE in 2006. It’s ironic that despite many of us using his invention daily basis, the 79-year-old said that he earned just around £10 from the patent, and has not made a penny more from it since.  There is a little video on Shain’s Facebook page about its creation.

I think that DEV will become more prominent as he develops his techniques, I have seen videos of his experiments and I think he is worthy of inclusion in The Artists section of the site.

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