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Vincent Devine | The Ambigutree Series

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the diverse range of styles carried in Vincent Devine’s “Ambigutree Series”  and a potential for client personalisation.

The Facet's                                                                       


In this series we observe the use of a person’s profile to hide the shape in the foliage of the trees.  These faces can be made more obscure to move away from a likeness so a male and female tree may be represented eg: without a likeness of appearance.


Below Vincent has personalised the Facet series to represent his three children.  This is to demonstrate how personalised these works can be made and can be tailored and commissioned to depict you or your own family or even a favourite celebrity.

Colours can be chosen by the client.

"ANNALIE" Age 9 (Nine trees for each year of her life)


Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €950

Annalie's face profile with 9 trees to represent each birth year.

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"ROWAN" Age 4 (Four trees for each year of his life)


Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €950

Rowan's face profile with 4 trees to represent each birth year.

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"THEA" Age 8 Months (Eight thin trees for each month of her life)


Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €950

Thea's face profile with 8 trees to represent each birth month.

THE OAK WISE | Acrylic on Deep Edge Canvas | 100x100cm | €3500

THE OAK WISE | Acrylic on Deep Edge Canvas | 100x100cm | €3500

This piece was inspired by a trip to a client’s house for a consultation. At the entrance to the house stood a huge Oak tree, old and strong. Using a reference of an old man’s profile is Vincent’s symbolic way of communicating wisdom and strength of the human spirit and the enduring Oak tree.

A tree on your property in some cases can provide the vessel to carry your personal facet.

Family Portrait (Abstract)                                                      


This style uses the King and Queen chess piece shapes to represent both male and females trees.

The painting below is a commemorative piece commissioned for a client after the loss of his wife. His house overlooks the sea setting the scene for the painting. On the left horizon are the mountains visible from his bedroom, to the right, the trees that line the promenade he used to walk with his wife and two young children.

He is represented as the King tree and his two girls are the two trees beside him. Finally his wife is personified as the golden petals gently falling from above.

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DYNASTIC DUSK Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €900


Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €900

Other tree may be added in at a later date to represent an expanding family or even a family pet.

T,H,C,C,C Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €900


Acrylic on Canvas | 20x20inches | €900

Some clients opt to not use the chess pieces and prefer a general tree. Here however the first letter initial of each member of the family is hidden in

the foliage. Can you spot the letters T,H,C,C,C?

Music Notes                                                      


This style arrived when Vincent was painting treble and bass clef trees vertically. Combining the clefs horizontally as foliage and the five trees functioning as the music bars, a new idea was born.

Vincent, having had brief and unsuccessful lessons in piano, learned to play Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and that is the inspiration for this painting. Blossoms fall from the sky and land where the music notes would be on the sheet music for this melody.

This style can be commissioned to include a song personal to the client; a lullaby, a first dance wedding song; the possibilities are endless.

MOONLIGHT SONATA | Acrylic on Deep Edge

MOONLIGHT SONATA | Acrylic on Deep Edge Canvas | 100X150cm | €5000

ED | Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm | €2500

ED | Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm | €2500

This painting was painted and showcased at an exhibition with no blossoms falling.

The couple who purchased it chose to depict their first dance wedding song;

“Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay.

Animals & Pets                                                      


Some people find symbolic significance in certain animals and using the trees Vincent can represent them in a dynamic composition


Client commissions include using a reference of a horse they own, family/ household pets or indeed any animal that will translate to Vincent’s visual.

ANIMALS Ambigutree
FLUTTER BY 12x12inches Acrylic on Canvas

FLUTTER BY | Acrylic on Canvas Panel | 12x12inches | €450



The forest series are simply those, just forests. However, as a way of including a client in a painting these can be commissioned to contain a certain number of trees. Most clients like to commission these to celebrate an anniversary or birthday.

A client’s daughter commissioned a forest with 70 trees to celebrate her mother’s birthday, one tree for each year of her life. Each passing year Vincent will revisit the piece and paint another tree into the painting to celebrate another year.

THE INBETWEEN | Acrylic on Canvas | 100x150cm | €4500

THE INBETWEEN | Acrylic on Canvas | 100x150cm | €4500

ALIGHT | Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm | €2500

ALIGHT | Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm | €2500



The most recent in the series style. Here Vincent reimagines the Coat of Arms/ Crest of his home county in Ireland, Co. Offaly. Taking the county colours as seen in the crest and the rampant lion we see a painting that marks Vincent’s home and the place he is currently raising his family.

Some clients have commissioned work which takes symbols from each of their own home county crests and combine them in one painting. Some also elect to place something from the landscape on the horizon to suggest a sense of place in the painting.

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Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm |

€2750 (SOLD)


Customisation available (please enquire)

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Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80cm |

€4500 raised for Charity


Customisation available (please enquire)

“Baile Atha Cliath” is a piece painted specially for The Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball. This is an original painting using the Dublin county crest as inspiration.


Using the county colours of blue and the hugely identifiable three castle symbols, Vincent has painted a version of the crest using his Ambigutree Series.

This painting is part of a series Vincent will be rolling out over the next year where he will take each of the 32 counties of Ireland and use each county crest to create a unique painting. He will also be producing prints of these while only having one original of each county and also accepting commissions combining county imagery based on a clients family history and lineage.

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