Ever so Watchful

By Isabelle Devos

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Size: 41cm by 50cm


About the Artist


Isabelle Devos has been a painter for more than 25 years and exhibits regularly with regional and commercial galleries in Sydney, across New South Wales as well as in Queensland. Her work is in the collection of the Art Bank in Canada and the University of New England in Australia as well as part of international collections. Most recently, the State Library of NSW has acquired one of Devos’ sketchbooks from the 2021 Panorama Project.

Devos was the 2020 recipient of the Helen Dangar Memorial Artist Bursary and has recently received a grant from Arts North West to work on landscapes of local national parks. In 2021 she was awarded an artist residency with writer Helena Pastor at Gunyah Artist Residency.

Isabelle Devos has won the Unpacker’s Award at the Norvill Art Prize and the Still Life award in the Armidale Art Prize. Her work has been chosen as a finalist in several major Australian landscape awards including the Country Energy Landscape Prize and the Calleen Art Award. In 2003 Isabelle achieved international media attention for a conceptual photography project titled The Insecurities Project, with articles in Italian Vogue, New York Times and interviews on National Public Radio in USA, and BBC Radio.


2023        Finalist, Lethbridge Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, QLD

2023   Finalist, Glover Landscape Art Prize, Tasmania, International prize,

2022        Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico Gallery, Sydney NSW

2022        Sketchbook from Panorama Project, Acquisition, State Library of NSW, Australia

2021        Highly Commended, Lethbridge 20000 Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2020        Helen Dangar Artist Bursary Award, New England Regional Art Museum, Australia 

2020        Gunyah Artist Residency Program, NSW

2020        Arts North West Micro-grant, National Parks Project, NSW

2018        Commission for University of New England, Boilerhouse Portrait

2016        Winner, Armidale Art Prize, (still life) Armidale NSW

2014        Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2012        Highly Commended, Norvill Art Prize, Murrurundi NSW

2012        Finalist, Norvill Art Prize, $15,000 Prize for Landscape Painting

2011        Finalist, Essential Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2010        Finalist, Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2009        Finalist, Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2009        Highly Commended, Warwick Art Prize

2009        Finalist, Tattersalls Art Prize

2008        Winner, Unpacker’s Prize, Norvill Art Prize

2008        Finalist, Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2008        Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Australia

2006        Finalist, Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2006        Finalist, Australian Artist Magazine Landscape Prize

2007        Finalist, Muswellbrook Open Art Prize

2005        Highly Commended, Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape

2005        Highly Commended, Bellingen Art Prize

2005        Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize

2003        Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Insecurities Project     


2024        The Stillness Within, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington (Brisbane), QLD

2022        While Standing in One Place, ARO Gallery (presented by Frances Keevil), Sydney NSW

2019        An Uncertain Stillness, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney NSW

2017        A Distant Summer, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney NSW

2016        Where the Road May Take You, Gallery 126, Armidale NSW

2016        Townscapes, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW

2015        The Wait for Evening, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney NSW

2013        Calm Before the Storm, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW

2011        From There to Here, Gallery 126, Armidale NSW

2008        On a Clear Day, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

2007        Latest Works, Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2006        A Sense of Quiet, Gallery 126, Armidale NSW

2003        Insecurities Project, Struts Gallery, NB Canada

1997        New Paintings, Gallery 96, Stratford, ON Canada 



State Library of NSW, Australia 

University of New England, NSW, Australia

New Brunswick Art Bank, Canada

Anchorage Press, New Brunswick, Canada

Galerie d’Art de l’ Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Private collections in Canada, Australia, USA, Belgium, Russia and England

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