June 19-July 11
Rick J. Delanty draws and paints professionally with the same dedication to his craft that he applied to his 32-year career as a high school painting and drawing instructor in San Clemente, California. Recognized as an Educator of the Year by Otis College of Art and Design, Rick shared his love of life-long learning with student artists who are now recognized as masters in their own fields. He retired as an educator in 2006 to begin a full-time career as a professional artist. Currently Rick expresses his love of the outdoors in his art through exhibitions of his plein-air style landscapes in California galleries, commissioned works and national exhibitions. He paints in both oils outdoors and acrylics in the studio.
He has exhibited six times at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, five of those years as a large-scale watercolorist. This October will mark his 13th consecutive selection for the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, in which he was honored to receive both the Boseker and Surfrider Awards. Rick has won awards in painting competitions at Borrego Springs and Sedona. Other awards include, the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Laguna Art Museum, and Best of Show in International Society of Acrylic Painters. His work has been selected for the permanent collection of the Irvine Museum. He is a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the American Impressionists Society, and California Plein Air Painters (CPAP).
Rick is represented by Mission Fine Art Gallery in St. George, Utah and in San Clemente at Delanty Studio & Gallery. www.delantyfineart.com.
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