Waterhouse Gallery
Rick Delanty 
New Works
 Featured at our Montecito Gallery

All Paintings are on display and available

 Yacht Club
15 x 30 Alkyd on board $5600

 Casa del Herrero Portal
18 x 14 Oil $3200
   1332 Santa Barbara Street
24 x 30 Oil $8500
16 x 20 Acrylic $4000
   Channel Sunset, from 154
18 x 36 Acrylic
Bright Day at Rosewood
10 x 30 Oil $3600
 Harbor View, La Playa Stadium
20 x 24 Oil $5800
 East Beach - Early Spring Morning
12 x 24 Oil $3500
 Tidal Pools, El Capitan
12 x 24 Oil $3600
 On the Beach, Leadbetter
10 x 20 Oil $2800
 Courthouse Color
18 x 18 Acrylic $4000
 Essence of Santa Barbara
13 x 17 Acrylic $2800
 Day at Goleta
8 x 16 Oil $1900
  Stearns Wharf
8 x 16 Acrylic $1900
Montecito from Ortega Hill
24 x 24 Acrylic $6500
Legendary Rincon
20 x 24 Original Acrylic $5800
Low-tide Walk to the Wharf
18 x 24 Acrylic $5200

 Golden Bluffs at Goleta
16 x 20 Original Acrylic $4000
 Hendrys From Douglas Preserve
16 x 20 Original Acrylic $3200
 Afternoon at Leadbetter
24x36 Acrylic $9000
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
Andre Clark Nocturne
12 x 16 Acrylic $1800  
 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
16 x 20 Acrylic SOLD
   Hendrys View
14 x 11 Acrylic SOLD
 Magic & Mood, Thousand Steps
24 x 24 Oil SOLD


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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