I am an artist and I’ve lived in Hope Valley for over thirty years. I have my own gallery and it’s open whenever I’m there and closed when I’m not!
I paint and create art in wood, clay, fabric and found objects. Some of my most popular pieces are my one-of-a-kind fabric sculptures. I make them all by hand and it can be painstaking work. But I try to get the details perfect and over the years I’ve created a large menagerie of whimsical and eclectic characters. If you’re curious you can see some of them at devinicals.com.
My wife Robin recently retired as a librarian at URI and our two grown sons live on opposite coasts—one in Boston and one in Oregon.
In 2009 I was diagnosed with cancer. My initial prognosis was not good. At first I was looking at places in Boston, but someone suggested Rhode Island Hospital would take good care of me. And they were right. They were wonderful and I am now nine years cancer free.