The arts give meaning to my life. My profession reflected that philosophy for twenty-five years at Yakima Valley Community College teaching English, Art History and the Humanities, and lastly as Dean of Arts and Sciences. I served for 15 years also as Director of the on-campus, Larson Gallery. At the same time I exhibited paintings and pottery on a regular basis. After retirement in 1990, I became a full-time artist.
During the long scope of my art career, I have experimented and worked with most mediums available to me. Though my formal training was in abstract expressionism, I have not been confined to that style. Although I enjoy working with the figure, I call myself primarily a landscape painter.
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By definition, Oils consist of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. They dry to a hardened finish and therefore do not require protective covering.
My Pastels are pure powdered pigment with a binder and because of their makeup, do require a glass coverage for protection. (All pastel paintings include frame, mat, and glass.)
Though art is my life, Landscapes are my favorite style. Some Oil, some Watercolors,
and some pastels but most all are of the Yakima Valley area I love.
Screens are usually large in size but varied in shapes and number of panels. They are often a mixture of media but primarily dyed paper collage made of layers of paper.
A dyed paper collage are many sizes and often show a little abstract but softer. Those noted as “Encaustic” are combinations of dyed oriental papers and beeswax.
My Mixed Media work is matted and framed under glass or ready to hang as a canvas frame.
Photographic Prints are also available…
Photographic Prints, sometimes referred to as Giclees or Reproductions, are created as very high resolution photographs. Some of my original paintings are now available as Photographic Prints and in two forms… mounted and matted or fully framed.
For more information or a list of available work in Print form, please Contact me.
All photographs of Delma’s work and Gallery Photographic Prints are courtesy of Harry Thompson.
I am proud to be a Local Yakima Artist. I also pride myself on personal service and connection with my customers.
For that reason, I have chosen not to sell my work via third party payment services at this time but ask if you are interested in purchasing any of my art, that you contact me direct.
Shipping costs vary depending on the size of the art and shipping method preferred. Costs listed do not include shipping. Please contact me to arrange for purchase and shipping.