Paul DeVries (DEVries) was born in 1967 in Nyon, Switzerland and lived in Germany for his early years. Since 1972, DEVries has lived and worked in Amsterdam, Netherlands and has most recently worked also in places like Hawaii, Berlin or Indonesia. On his many trips around the world he gathers inspiration and meets new people who share his passion for the aquarelle.

DEVries's work is represented by Galleries in Holland, Singapore, Germany, Belgium and Hawaii.