DVus: Designing Vibrant unique styles
Specializing in specialized commission pieces, we can turn your ideas into real art on various mediums.
More About us:
Shannon Delatte, Artist/Owner
I’m a self-taught artist and owner of DVus Llc, born and raised in New Orleans (Westbank), registered nurse, and mother to 2 young adult men & my fur babies, Chewy (Dog-Pomeranian) and Storm (cat we rescued as a 2wk old orphan during hurricane Isaac).
I've always loved art growing up and took art in High school but haven't done much up until a few years ago when I rediscovered my passion for it. I had moved into my old family home (3rd generation) and started painting on canvas to decorate my walls. I found painting very therapeutic and fell in love with it all over again even more so when I see my art making people smile.
I love meeting new people, making them smile, and listening to their stories and/or ideas. I don’t think I’ve ever had a shy bone in my body and have always been able to have whole conversations with complete strangers with ease. I’m a huge fan of collaborating and learning from other artists whether it’s simple tips, new techniques, advise, or just sharing stories. I do a lot with a variety of mediums, techniques/styles, materials, and other misc crafts. I’ve come to realize that I’m a very project oriented idealist and along the way I discovered that my niche is painted wood pieces and shellfish.
I prefer doing commission pieces because they have special values to my client, however I do enjoy doing other pieces and those always have a story or meaning behind them that inspired me.
How do you know when your work is complete? (when to stop painting)
That's a hard one for me sometimes, but I usually have to stop and sit back from a distance and just look at it and not touch it. If by the next day I see some things that I think it needs, I'll add it then. Then I'll sit back to admire it again and that's when I decide it's complete. (Sometimes I'll send pictures of it to my parents & brother for their thoughts, and of course they always love it, before deciding I'm done.)
My dream is for DVus to successfully grow becoming a legacy that will be handed down generations to come and add a storefront with a variety of merchandise, including work from other local artists; a studio to work and have group project events; and a gallery to display featured art.
All of our products are handmade With love. We offer various artwork, jewelry, digital art, graphic designs, apparel, decor, crafts, outdoor signs, and occasional workshops to make your own; we have you covered. Don't see what you're looking for? We do commission orders!
Can a store be more than just a place to buy art & signs? Absolutely! Our staff is always on hand to help design customized requests. We also offer workshops and a small gallery for our customers to show their work.
We are makers and artists, just like you! Be sure to let us know what you are working on and how we can have it customized for you. Send us a picture of your finished project or signs and feedback on how the materials worked for you. Your work could be in our next gallery show!