lolita develay

BIOGRAPHY

The paintings for Indulge were completed across a period of three years.  The vision for them began much earlier than that.  I grew up on a small farm in the desert, made mud pies and went on countless hikes to search for lizards.  My sister would come up from Los Angeles, she smelled amazing, not like dust, and her clothes were always so fashionable.

I came to be fascinated with the way clothes define us, the politics behind them, how we choose to dress to influence the world’s perception of us.  The clothes in these paintings represent an ultimate desire, for me they are status symbols of success.  I am often at conflict with the ideas wrapped up in what constitutes success.  In spite of this, I too am drawn in by the appeal of luxurious clothing, fantasies of a luxurious life.

These paintings embody my ultimate desire for lush surfaces, the luxury of time is what allowed these paintings to be created.  They reflect the precious commodity of time that along with my ability to Indulge myself, to revisit these paintings, to paint them until the surface satisfied my desires.

Sexy Butterflies, 2014-2017 Oil on cradled panel 48 × 40 in $7,000

Sexy Butterflies, 2014-2017

Oil on cradled panel

48 × 40 in

$7,000

Angel of Happiness , 2014-2017 Oil on cradled panel 71 X 41 in Contact For Price

Angel of Happiness , 2014-2017

Oil on cradled panel

71 X 41 in

Contact For Price

Walking My Poodle at the Apogee, 2014-2016 Oil on cradled panel 48 X 41 in $7,500

Walking My Poodle at the Apogee, 2014-2016

Oil on cradled panel

48 X 41 in

$7,500

Dreams Come True, 2014 Oil on cradled panel 48 × 41 in $4,500

Dreams Come True, 2014

Oil on cradled panel

48 × 41 in

$4,500

She Saw Infinity , 2014-2017 Oil on cradled panel 48 × 40 in $7,500

She Saw Infinity , 2014-2017

Oil on cradled panel

48 × 40 in

$7,500

Memories that Never Happened, 2015 Oil on cradled panel 48 X 41 in $5,500

Memories that Never Happened, 2015

Oil on cradled panel

48 X 41 in

$5,500

All the Love I Gave, 2017 Watercolor on paper 33 × 30 in $6,900

All the Love I Gave, 2017

Watercolor on paper

33 × 30 in

$6,900