Original art work by Séamus Devitt for sale in SERVE Ethical shop

Add colour to your home or workspace with art by Séamus Devitt. All proceeds go to support SERVE’s work in our partner countries.

Séamus Devitt, a Redemptorist priest currently working in the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ballyfermot, Dublin was a SERVE Brazil leader in 2008.

Dublin-born with Clare roots, Séamus started his artist passion with photography in the Connemara but took up painting for the first time at age 44. He was a student for 36 years in the ‘Irish School of Landscape Painting’ under Kenneth Webb at Ballinaboy, near Clifden. He has been visiting Clifden for over 60 years now and says, “I leave half my soul here.”

He dedicated the proceeds of his exhibition ‘Connemara Music’ to SERVE which was displayed in the West Connemara Sports and Leisure Centre in Clifden on September 14th – 24th We’re extremely grateful that Séamus raised €2,500 for SERVE at the Clifden Arts Festival in September 2022. 

Séamus began in the academic style, but after a time, was more captivated by vibrant colours and, more recently, by form and strong shapes. His preference now is towards minimalism, even cubism. He finds energy from the works of Matisse. Another artist whose style attracts him is the French painter Louis Toffoli (1907-1999), with his overlapping and blending of multiple shapes. 

We can’t thank Séamus  enough for dedicating the proceeds of his beautiful exhibition to SERVE’s vital work. These proceeds will ensure continued support for partners through impactful programmes that act as a catalyst in transforming the lives of marginalised communities in Southern Africa, India and Southeast Asia. 

If you are interested in bringing art to your home or office then Séamus Devitt’s artwork is a great choice. You can order a print on canvas of 3 of his most prized paintings in our Shop or please get in touch with us.


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