Professional, award-winning artist Rick J. Delanty has been painting landscapes and seascapes for over three decades, working in an exuberant impressionistic style in both plein air and the studio. A California native, Rick maintains a Home Studio & Art Gallery in San Clemente, California.
Rick Delanty’s work has been included in invitational plein air events across the West, and has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the nation. He has received numerous awards at regional, national and international levels.
Artist Statement: "Intuition and spontaneity play key roles in the development of my landscape paintings. Expressive brushwork conveys my emotional response to that landscape. Color symbolism and compositional structure create order from the complexity of nature, pointing me to God’s divine kingdom as it is partially revealed in the visible world. But the awesome beauty and perfection of God’s creation, either on earth or in heaven, cannot be imitated. Instead, I seek to balance abstract design and color with a real experience of nature, in hopes that the viewer will experience the relationship of the worldly to the universal."
For more information, visit Delanty Fine Art: https://www.delantyfineart.com
- Sage Beauty, Autumn Sage Beauty, Autumn
- Cotton’s, After Sunset Cotton’s, After Sunset
- Sunset Over Home Sunset Over Home
RICK J. DELANTY - BACKGROUND
American Landscape Painter, b.1951
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
1974 -2006 Art Educator, San Clemente High School, Painting and Drawing-- Dept. Chairman
Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
Signature Member, International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP)
Signature Member, American Impressionist Society (AIS)
Signature Member, California Plein Air Painters (CPAP)
Signature Member, Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Artist Member, California Art Club (CAC)
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)
Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Awards Judge, Anaheim Art Association, August 2019.
Awards Judge, international Art Muse competition, May 2019.
Artist Faculty, National Plein Air Convention, Streamline Publishing, San Francisco, CA, April 2019.
Workshop instructor and youth mentor, LPAPA’s Plein Air Project, 2014-19.
Juror national painting competition, “Paint San Clemente,” CA, June 2018.
Artist Mentor, Next Generation, college-level plein air instruction with Laguna Plein Air Painters Association at Laguna Plein Air Invitational, 2012-18.
Writer, Oil Painters of America (OPA) Blog posts, 2012-2018.
Twelve-time invited participant in nationally-noted plein air competition, “Laguna Plein Air Invitational,” Laguna Beach, CA, 2008-2019.
Juror, Orange County Fair Plein Air competition, August 2016.
Juror, Orange Art Open, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, July 2016.
Artists’ Panel with moderator Jean Stern (director of Irvine Museum) – “California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present,” Huntington Beach Art Center, CA, 2015.
Museum curatorial – “California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present,” Huntington Beach Art Center, CA, 2015.
Juror national painting competition, “Paint San Clemente,” CA, June 2014.
Exhibitor in internationally-renown juried art festival, “Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts,” Laguna Beach, CA.--six years between 1985 and 2012.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Best of America Small Paintings National Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, April/May 2020.
California Art Club, The Golden State, CAC Gallery at the Old Mill, January 14- May 17, San Marino, CA, January 14- May 17 2020.
Artistic Excellence Award, Honorable Mention, Southwest Art Magazine, October 2019.
Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2019.
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 21sth Annual Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA, October 2019.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, “Best of America” National Exhibition, Montgomery-Lee Gallery, Park City, Utah, October 2019.
First Place Masters Award, Art Muse International Painting Competition, September 2019.
20th American Impressionist Society National Show, Salmagudi Club, New York, Sept. 2019.
Studios-on-the-Park Gallery, Masters Inspire the Greats, Paso Robles, CA, September 2019.
Overall Consistency for Body of Work Award, Mendocino Paint-Out, Mendocino, CA, September 2019.
La Jolla Riford Library, Fresh Paint Invitational, La Jolla, CA, September 2019.
Finalist, Gateway International Painting Competition, August 2019.
Huse-Skelly Gallery Plein Air Invitational, "Just Plein Fun," Balboa Island, CA, August 2019.
Paint San Clemente, 100-artist plein air competition, San Clemente, CA, June 2019.
American Impressionist Society, Small Works Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petosky, MI, June-August 2019.
Hilbert Museum, LPAPA Paints Old Town Orange, Orange, CA, June 2019.
Laguna Plein Air Painters, "Waterworks" water-media exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA, April 2019.
108th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, former Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, March 2019.
Irvine Museum, Upon A Painted Ocean, Irvine, CA February 2019.
California Art Club, 107th Gold Medal Exhibition, former Museum of California Art, Pasadena, Ca, April 2018.
National Watercolor Society, Southern California Inspirations, Oceanside Art Museum, Oceanside, CA, December 2018-April 2019.
California Art Club, Monumental Miniatures, Old Mill, Pasadena, Ca, winter 2018-19.
Excellence in Landscape Award, ISAP First Master & Signature Artist Exhibition, Cathy Kline Gallery, Parkville, MD, July 2018.
California Art Club, 107th Gold Medal Exhibition, Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, Ca, June 2018.
NOAPS First Best of America Small Paintings Exhibition, Richland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2018.
Best of Show, California Plein Air Painters National Online Competition, January 2018.
Finalist, Art Muse International Online Competition, November 2017.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, CA, October 2017.
Spirit of Laguna Award, Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA, October 2017.
Second Prize, Acrylic Painters USA online, September 2017.
Second Prize, California Plein Air Painters Exhibition, “2017 International Challenge,” Yosemite Valley, CA, September 2017.
Outstanding Acrylic Painting, International Bold-brush Competition, July 2017.
Best of Show, Paint the Town, San Clemente, CA, July 2017.
Best Acrylic Painting, Plein Air Salon, July 2017.
OPA Western Regional Exhibition, Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah, November 2017.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, NOAPS Fall Online Exhibition, December 2016.
Randy Higbee Gallery, Six Squared juried exhibition, Costa Mesa, CA, December 2016.
Debra Huse Gallery, Holiday Treasures juried show, Newport Beach, CA, December 2016.
Best Acrylic Painting, Plein Air Salon, October 2016.
Second Place, California Plein Air Painters at International Plein Air Challenge, October 2016.
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA, October 2016.
Outstanding Acrylic Painting, Bold-brush international Painting Competition - May 2016.
Best Acrylic, Plein Air Salon painting competition, October 2016.
American Impressionist Society, 17th Annual Exhibition, Kirkland, Washington, 2016.
Finalist, Master Class, National Art Muse Competition, June 2016—juror Lori Putnam.
Maui Plein Air Invitational, Hawaii, February 2016.
Outstanding Acrylic Painting, Bold-brush International painting competition, December 2015.
Second Place, Paint San Clemente National Competition, California, 2015.
Best of Show, National Oil and Acrylic Painters (NOAPS) Spring Online Exhibition 2015.
24th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (OPA), St. Augustine, FLA, 2015.
Huntington Beach Art museum, California Impressionism, Huntington Beach, CA, 2015.
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Big Canyon Exhibition, Newport Beach, CA, 2015.
California Art Club, The Romance of Europe, Altadena, CA, 2015.
International Society of Acrylic Painters, 9th Annual Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL, 2015.
Gallery Invitational, Gallery McCollum, The Artist’s Sketchbook, Laguna Beach, CA, 2014.
Group Shows, Slusser Gallery, Plein Air Works and Small Works, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014.
Juried Gallery Show, Urban Beauty, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, October 2014.
Gallery Award, Best of Plein Air, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, 2014.
Best of Show, The American Landscape Exhibition, Staunton, VA, 2014.
Outstanding Acrylic, Bold-brush International Painting Competition, March, 2014.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Second International online exhibition, 2013.
One-man show, Casa Romantica Cultural Center, 35 paintings, San Clemente, CA 2013.
Best of Show, International Society of Acrylic Painters exhibition online, 2013.
Ampersand Award,16th annual International Society of Acrylic Painters, Bolivar MO, 2013.
American Impressionist Society, 14th Annual Exhibition, Charleston, South Carolina.
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2008 – 16, Laguna Beach, CA.
Boseker award for excellence in painting 2011, Surfrider Award 2012, Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA.
California Art Club exhibitions:
Icons of Orange County, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana CA,2012.
California Heritage at Jose Vera Gallery , Los Angeles, CA,2012.
Contemporary Masters III, Pasadena Museum of History, CA, 2011.
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, 2012.
Oil Painters of America, Fourth International Online Competition, 2012.
First Place, Richeson 75 International Competitions 2011-12: Small Works, First Place,
Kimberly, WI; Landscapes, WI; and Figure/Portrait Exhibition, WI.
A.E.S. Peterson Award, 57th Annual Exhibition, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, 2011.
Mission Gallery, St. George, Utah
Delanty Studio and Gallery, San Clemente, CA
Casa Romantica Cultural Center, San Clemente, CA
Southwest Art Magazine, “Show Preview, American Impressionist Society” by Kim Agricola, October 2018.
Painting California, Seascapes and Beach Towns, by Molly Siple and Jean Stern, Sept. 2017.
Southwest Art Magazine, “Three to Watch,” by Kim Agricola, November 2016.
Plein Air Magazine, “Unifying Expressions in Oil and Acrylic Paintings,” by Editor-in-Chief Stephen M. Doherty, December/Jan 2015.
Painting In Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, by Lorena Kloosterboer, Quarto Publishers, 2014.
Huntington Beach Art Center, show catalogue, “California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present,” June 2015.
Hazeltine, John, "The Color of San Clemente," The Resource Library, October 2013.
American Art Collector, "Impressive Renderings, American Impressionist Society," October 2013.
CAC Facebook ( Orange County Edition), Interviews of CAC Artists for “Artist of the Month” feature including Jeff Horn, Jim Wodark, Lisa McDill, Regina Hurley, Jim Wodark, Mary Aslin, and Amanda Fish, 2013.
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.
For more information, visit Delanty Fine Art: https://www.delantyfineart.com