Follow Your Art
with Deva Cafe
Here at Deva, we recognize that local art is the pulse of our community. We support local artists and are honored to display their brilliant works on our cafe walls. Our shows/displays generally last for 3 months. All artwork is available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.
Jim Christiansen is an award winning artist working out of Modesto, California. Originally from Riverside California, Jim has been a published cartoonist, illustrator, painter and freelance flake dabbling in other media. An award winner in watercolors, Jim has participated in numerous group and solo shows over past forty years. Solo shows include the University of California, Riverside Alumni Center, California Institute of Mental Health. A part of Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio, Jim is featured regionally at Watts/Upstream Wines, and recently shown at Gallery Red, Las Vegas and recent show at the Degas Gallery in New Orleans. His work part of the décor and music scene at Tresetti's World Café and Barkin Dog Grill in Modesto.
Born and raised in Tracy, california, trish became interested in photography after enrolling in her local high school photography course. after high school, trish enlisted in the united states navy and worked as a combat crew photographer, photographing ceremonies, events, landscapes, portraiture, and investigation materials. once back in the civilian world, trish worked as a portrait photographer in a professional studio for many years and found great interest in fine art photography. she found there is beauty all around us and she finds great satisfaction in sharing that beauty through her photographs. trish is currently working on a project showcasing the natural beauty of northern california.
"I rarely plan to take photographs. with me it's more of compulsion to shoot. i see something seemingly ordinary which somehow is much more. whether in my antique store, crow trading co., on a day trip or out in the backyard, i enjoy taking photos of whatever inspires me."
Amber Marie Thomson
"Influenced by the surroundings of daily life . Pulling from what makes most of us uncomfortable to deal with face to face. I've taken many different art classes, but self taught in painting. seeking to push the boundaries of what we call acceptable in society. to make the viewer question what is presented in front of them. to make you fully comfortable, embracing you into the image. or make you so uncomfortable you want to flee, yet you don't want to look away. with each painting, each brush stroke, i apply a piece of myself into it. thus, each piece is very unique to my timeline. the thing we call life. we are more alike than we would like to admit. i choose to show the raw nature of simply being alive. even the darker side of like can have beauty in it. it's all in your perspective."
-amber marie thomson
jennie teske grew up in the central valley and now lives in modesto, california. she has always had a love for anything artistic, painting, and mixed media work the most. as a graphic design major at mac, art is a bog part of her future career. she currently works as a hair stylist in downtown modesto and fills her free time with school and painting. traveling and life in general have helped to inspire many of her pieces.
If you are a local artist and are interested in in featuring your art here at Deva, please send us an e-mail to include the following;
- Five (5) images of your artwork (including dimensions and medium)
- Artist statement
- Artist resume/Bio
For additional information, or if you have questions, feel free to contact us via our form on the "Contact" tab.