“My job is to appreciate the power and beauty of God’s creation on earth—and I love doing that.” California artist Rick J. Delanty is a plein air and studio painter, with nationally-recognized awards, painting in both oils and acrylics. The artist tells us, “Intuition and spontaneity play key roles in the development of my landscape paintings.
Expressive brushwork conveys my emotional response to that landscape, in my search to describe the ‘essence’ behind the ‘form ‘. Subjects selected for painting are those that—for me-- reflect truth, power, and life.” Delanty was selected for the faculty of the 2019 Plein Air Convention in San Francisco.
He has also been selected twelve times for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, in which he was honored to receive both the Boseker and Surfrider Awards.
He has participated in the Borrego Springs and Maui Plein Air Invitationals. He is active as a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the American Impressionists Society, and Artist member of the California Art Club. The artist is represented at Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah. His work is in the permanent collection of the Irvine Museum. He maintains a studio in San Clemente, California.