"All of my works are about heaven and earth, and their relationship. Effective design and lively color are my compositional concerns in each painting. Through these artworks I'd like the viewer to experience a real sense of nature, as though Nature itself had made the painting. The expressionistic realism communicated through brushstroke, draftsmanship, and color convey my passion and appreciation for Life. It is my intent that those who connect with my work will be uplifted to reflect on the original works of God that surround us."
"The quality of our drawing characterizes how profoundly we understand our world. The focus of our expression characterizes what we want to say about it."
"Rick's work is ethereal--it transports me to another place."
--Diana Phelps, collector
""Your art has helped to soothe our souls...The places elicit special memories and emotions...We cannot thank you enough."
--Tom and Linda Wicks, collectors
"Rick Delanty's art uncovers the heart and soul of each landscape he brings to life. Through his eyes, talent and faith, he captures the beauty that reflects a moment in time. Vibrant colors, strong brushstrokes animate each image and draw the viewer into our beautiful world."
--Linda Harms, La Galeria at Concept International gallery.
Other Artists Say:
"Just wanted to say that I love that little wave piece--great shape and form, sculpted but loose, which suits your acrylic medium. Kind of has that gouache look that the good Hollywood artists do a lot of...well done!"
"Your work is very passionate, with such wonderful colors and harmonies. Way to chase and grab that ever-fleeting splendor of the light!"
"I really feel that your faith guides your every brushstroke."--Carolyn Hesse-Low
"I like what you are doing with your work, using exprssive paint quality with meaningful imagery in a pictorial way--that's a tough link, and you do it well. William Nichols.
"I believe the strength of your paintings lies in their emotional component. The color is also very lush."
"Tremendous energy and movement--it seems we have some kindred spirits!" --Arnold Levine
"That's one of the most energetic paintings I've ever seen--looks like it was painted at 1/50th of a second, just about as realistic as any painter would want to get!"
"Your work has become quite extraordinary. Best wishes for your success!" --Tom Swimm
"There's alot of muscle in thes paintings...Rick paints his heart out!" -- Mark Kerckhoff
"You are immersing yourself into a very creative state!" -- Robin Hall
"It's the color, and brushwork: I can see your brush dancing across the canvas!" --Krystal Allen, representative with "Fine Art Conoisseur" and "Plein Air" magazines.
This painting will be featured at my upcoming Home Studio Open House
in San Clemente, CA
Saturday June 8 ( 12-9pm) and Sunday June 9 ( 12-6pm).
Rick is a California landscape painter and Scripturally-inspired artist
based in California. He is known as a prominent coastal artist,
whose work features breathtaking water- and landscapes.
"Tremendous energy and movement!" --Arnold Levine, artist
Rick has been creating artwork in the studio and on location for over three decades. Born of Irish-Germanic parents in northern California in 1951, Rick has learned to appreciate his rural surroundings at a young age, through hiking the hills and running with his school's cross-country teams. He turned that appreciation of nature into paintings and drawings, and carried that into high school art classes, then into university training as he pursued degrees in English Literature and Studio Art at UC Santa Barbara, and also earned his teaching credentials there.
Rick J. Delanty came to San Clemente, California in 1974 as an arts instructor at the city's high school, where he taught drawing and painting for 32 years. Rick saw many of his students enter careers in the arts. Upon retiring from teaching in 2006, Rick became a full-time painter of landscapes and seascapes throughout the United States, in a style that he terms "expressionistic realism;" an exuberant calligraphy of color and brushstroke which conveys emotion and movement within a realistic setting.
Among Rick's influences he counts the works of Monet, Winslow Homer, Van Gogh, James Whistler, and contemporary landscape painters April Gornik and Neil Welliver. Rick's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the nation, and has been included in invitational plein air events across the West. Rick has received several awards, both at the regional and national level, including Best of Show at the Borrego Plein Air Invitational, the Peterson Award at the annual exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and both the Boseker and Surfrider awards at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational at the Laguna Art Museum.
Rick is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).
Artist's Statement: "My body of work is about the revelation of the divine power of God's creation in nature. It is my hope that those who connect with my work will be uplifted, to reflect on the original works of God that surround us."
"In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines;
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Declare the glory of his Name."
RICK J. DELANTY
American Landscape Painter
1974 BA Studio Painting and Drawing, English Literature, UC Santa Barbara
1975 Life Secondary Teaching Credential, Art Education, UC Santa Barbara
2000 Post-graduate, 19th C. European Painting, CSU Fullerton
Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2008 – 12; Boseker award for excellence in painting 2011, Surfrider Award 2012.
California Art Club exhibitions: "Icons of Orange County" at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana CA, 2012; "California Heritage" at Jose
Vera Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012, "Contemporary Masters III," Pasadena Museum of History, CA.
American Impressionist Society Exhibitions, national, 2011 and 2012, Carmel and Indianapolis.
Laguna Plein Air Painters exhibitions: "Less is More," Laguna Beach, CA, 2011-12 ; "LPAPA at Jonathan Club," Los Angeles, CA,
Oil Painters of America, Fourth International Online Competition, 2012.
Richeson 75 International Competitions 2011-12: "Small Works," First Place, Kimberly, WI;"Landscapes," WI; and Figure/Portrait
57th Annual Exhibition, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, A.E.S. Peterson Award, 2011.
University Exhibitions: Golden West College, Santa Ana, CA; Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, 2012.
Monarch Fine Art, La Jolla, CA.
McKibben Studios, Laguna Beach, CA.
American Artist Magazine, "Gear Up," by Michael Chesley Johnson, August 2010.
"Twenty-First Century Artists," Art History channel, cable television network, New York, 2011.
Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists, Kennedy Publishing, 2010.
A California Woman's Story, by Joan Irvine Smith, The Irvine Museum, 2006.
Paint the Forests, The Redwood Forest Foundation, 2010.
San Clemente, Spanish Village-by-the-Sea, Heritage Foundation, cover illustration, 2007.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
ART AT THE SYMPHONY St. Edwards Church 5/31/2013-5/31/2013 Reception: 5/31/2012 (8:30-10 pm)
This event is an exciting combination of symphonic music and visual art. The Dana Point Symphony draws hundreds of listeners to this congregational meeting hall transformed into a music hall and exhibition venue. The world -renown pianist Berenika Schmitz heads this artistic effort with conductor Dean Anderson. A reception for the exhibiting artist follows the symphony, where listeners may meet the artists and study artworks up close. This will be worth a listen and a look!
17th ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO SHOW Delanty Studio & Gallery 6/8/2013-6/9/2013 Reception: 6/8/2013 (Sat. 1-8 pm, Sun. 12-5 pm)
At this annual event, Rick will showcase his recent work ,featuring California and coastal scenes and San Clemente land-and seascapes. Over 6o originals will be on display. Public welcome. Music and refreshments will be available. Contact the studio for directions at 949.492.8995.
PAINT SAN CLEMENTE San Clemente, CA 6/15/2013-6/23/2013 Reception: 6/23/2013 (6-8:30 pm)
lost winds light, 12x16, acr on can, 4 12 115 painters from California and across the United States converge on the Spanish-Village-by-the-Sea to paint its streets and beaches, in vying for $13,000 in awards. I have had the honor to have been awarded "Best of Show" at two of the past competions. This is the 12th Annual, and promises to offer a variety of perspectives in paint of this beautiful coastal area.
CALIFORNIA COAST CULTURE, SAN ONOFRE Casa Romantica Cultural Center 6/23/2013-8/25/2013 Reception: 6/23/2013 (5 pm)
A colorful exhibition that explores the rich history, culture, and sporting activities surrounding San Onofre beaches and Parks.
Seven of my paintings have been selected to be the artistic thread that runs throughout the exhibiton. I have run through this area for over thirty years, and have swum many times along its coastline--it is like home to me. That kind of research--in addition to the recent drawings and photographs I have created there--is the underpinning for my seven paintings. Surfing history, coastal preservation, and Native American roots are the backdrop for this most interesting and varied exhibition.
View of Trestles beaches, 30x40.
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