Carl “Rick” Devin regretfully left his beloved family on January 21, 2022. He was loving husband of Robin Block Devin and the father of C. Eric Devin III (Jennifer Funk) and Darton Block Devin (Chris Gooch). He also is survived by four siblings: Diane Jervis (Paul) of Montclair, NJ, David Devin of St. Augustine, FL, Robert Devin of St. Augustine, FL, and Amy Bischoff (Bruce) of Pittsburgh, PA. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Golden of Hampton Bays. He also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was an artist and designer for over fifty years, having created numerous images and works of art for a variety of organizations. He started out his career, after graduating from Point Park University with a degree in Environmental Design, as an assistant art director for a Pittsburgh advertising company and then as a technical illustrator for the Atomic Energy Commission. He left that field to pursue his dream of being a freelance artist. He won numerous awards for his unique artwork. Several of pieces received recognition in a national catalogue, and his work was reviewed in Art New England. He was artist-in-residence for the Pittsburgh Performing Arts for Children, Director of the Wickford Art Festival in the early ‘80s and co-director in 2006-7. He was a life member of the Wickford Art Association and a member of the Fayerweather Craft Guild. He served the public faithfully on the Hopkinton Town Council, Chariho School Committee, Hopkinton Charter Commission, Hope Valley Revitalization Committee, Hopkinton Historic District Commission, as well as the Chariho Community Educational Project.
He spent a number of months in Jéremie, Haïti with his wife and sons. While there, he organized and taught drawing and painting classes to local residents, while his wife completed field work on her doctorate.
He maintained a studio and gallery in Hope Valley, where he always welcomed visitors who wanted to see what new ideas were being turned into works of art.
The family is working with the Community 2000 Education Foundation to establish a memorial arts scholarship in his name. Donations may be made to Community 2000 - PO Box 1161 – Charlestown, RI 02813.
Private burial arrangements at Pine Grove Cemetery are being handled S.R. Avery Funeral Home. A memorial open house will be held this summer. Those interested in being notified of the event should