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 Dawns Early Light Leadbetter
18 x 24 Original Oil Painting $4500
 
 
 Andree Clark Bird Refuge
14 x 18 Original Oil Painting $2600
 

 
 Golden Bluffs at Goleta
16 x 20 Acrylic $3500
 
 
 Afternoon at Leadbetter
24x36 Acrylic $9000
 
 
 
 
Power and Light at Butterfly Beach
24 x 24 Acrylic $4800
 
 
Nocturne. Summerland View
16 x 20 Acrylic $3000
 
 
  Hendrys from Douglas Preserve
12 x 16 Acrylic $1800
 
 
 
Clouds Above County Courthouse
24 x 24 Oil $4800
 
 
University Club Nocturne
18 x 24 Acrylic $3600

 
   University Club, Santa Barbara, Plein Air
18 x 14 Acrylic $2600
 
Andre Clark Nocturne
12 x 16 Acrylic $1800  
 

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Botanical Gardens
8 x 8 Acrylic $975
  Downtown Santa Barbara
8 x 8 Acrylic $975
   
       
Santa Barbara Courthouse
8 x 8 Acrylic SOLD 
    Channel Drive
8 x 8 Acrylic SOLD 
    Estuary Goleta
8 x 8 Acrylic $975
 
 Sold Paintings
 
 
  Late Afternoon Leadbetter
30 x 40 Acrylic SOLD
 
 
  From Mountains to the Sea - Santa Barbara Harbor
18 x 24 Oil SOLD
 
 
     Leadbetter Blues
12 x 16 Acrylic SOLD
 
 
  Summerland
16 x 20 Acrylic SOLD
 
 
   Hendrys View
14 x 11 Acrylic SOLD
 
 
 Magic & Mood, Thousand Steps
24 x 24 Oil SOLD
 

RICK J. DELANTY

Rick J. Delanty
About the Artist

The artist Rick J. Delanty is well known for his paintings of the California coast, landscapes, and historical architecture. He paints with a colorful and energetic style, an expressive marriage of realism and abstraction, with a focus on light and atmosphere. He plans a number of painting trips throughout the year, traveling to paint the scenery of the West from Montana, Utah, and Yosemite. He paints both "en plein air" on location, and enjoys developing works in his studio.

I was born in Santa Rosa, Ca in 1951, and attended the University of California Santa Barbara, receiving my degrees in Studio Painting and Drawing and English literature, as well as obtaining a life teaching credential there. Securing a business license in 1981, I began painting professionally in tandem with my 32-year teaching career, exhibiting for 5 years at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, among other venues. After retiring from teaching in 2006, I embarked on my lifelong dream, painting full-time, inspired by the powerful artworks of N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Andrew Wyeth, and Jim McVicker. Since then, I have participated in numerous plein air painting events across the West, and now participate annually in the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. I am honored to be a Signature member of six art societies, including the American Society of Marine Artists, and am an Artist member of the California Art Club. Having also taught drawing and plein air painting in a variety of classes and adult workshops, I am currently working with UCI's Institute and Museum of California Art-where I have a painting in the permanent collection--to develop educational opportunities that will connect the museum's patrons with art-making. My recent book, "Beauty Unites Us," is a collection of more than 50 paintings illustrated with 50 recent paintings that explore my search for beauty in everyday life, and during my travels. I am represented by galleries in Santa Barbara, Utah and Montana. Each day brings a new excitement, and eagerness to discover more about my world and experiences through the creation of art. Along with my Creator, painting is my guide, teacher and doorway to living a most rewarding and fulfilling life.


Artist Statement

What really inspires me about painting the landscape is the physical evidence of God's supernatural presence in it. His power, creativity, and truth expressed in nature excites me with wonder, mystery, and hope for a better world than man can make. It is the spirit behind the appearance that quickens my heart to paint, to capture the vibrancy of life that may disappear almost as soon as it is apprehended.
I know that my life will not be long enough to paint all that I have planned or desire to create. For now, for today, it is enough to work, both inside and out, on the vision that God has given me: to express the beautiful wherever I find it. My job is to express God's Creation in my own work-and I love doing that.
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