“Art is not the reflection of reality, it is the reality of reflection” (Godard)
Floral Paintings | Turbulent Seascapes | Atmospheric Landscapes
Carry van Delft is a well-known dutch contemporary artist that has exhibited in many countries. Her work consists of harmonious nature paintings that reinterpret the perceived world in her own way to capture that one moment in which nature reveals itself. Her work is sometimes abstract than again on the edge of figurative.
Van Delft paints with passion and dedication. Whether it is the atmosphere of a beautiful garden, a full flower fragment, a mystical or sun-drenched landscape or a wild sea, she captures nature in all her facets. In exuberance and color, but just as well in a calm and intense atmosphere.
Contemporary Colorful Florals
The colorful abstract floral works show flowery fragments as well as blooming gardens and field impressions. Sometimes explosively painted with long strokes, then again in a more quiet setting. They are harmonies of color and tone often with contrasts of light and dark.
The vast landscapes show a quiet and different approach. They are made up of subtly applied and sponged layers of paint. This evokes atmospheric air lots and sensitive transitions between air and land. The intention is not to create a common landscape image. The added value lies in the abstraction: the removal of certain elements in order to discover the atmosphere of a new nature with peaceful, still images.
(Turbulent) Abstract Seascapes
With an expressionistic directness, the seascapes (in progress) are painted and displayed in varying weather conditions. Raw and overwhelming as the water can be with howling wind, high splashing waves or an ominously dark sky, but also the coast at calmer moments.
Since 2003, the artist has exhibited with more than 50 exhibitions at home and abroad, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States, Belgium, Hungary,Italy at galleries, regional museums, (international) art fairs and manifestations.
Besides Leidschendam, she works alternately in her studio in central France.Works can be found at private individuals and companies within and outside Europe and at BAS (Art for Companies) in Utrecht.
“Places that we consciously perceive in nature usually never leave us indifferent. They linger in our minds. Every person has a place with great memories. My work evokes these memories. They lead the viewer to places where one can just wander through certain moments of time. Stillness, timelessness but equally exuberance and abundance. The diversity and contrasts in nature remain for me a never-ending experience to put on canvas. Light, air, color, space. What inspires me is the world with its all-embracing greatness of nature. For me nature and art are inextricably linked to each other “.
Carry van Delft, International Contemporary Artist.
Member of BBK (Union of Professional Visual Artists Netherlands)
Registered with the Chamber of Commerce Rotterdam
Visual Arts ’93 -’98 | Photography ’95-’97 |Art History 2009-2011|(Academies Vlaardingen/The Hague) | Past : Classical Singing/Piano| Language skills : Dutch, English, German, French, Italian | Past : employed by (mainly American) Engineering Companies | Board Member Branch Organization.
Publications – Reviews
- Vlaardingen Newspaper May 2019
- Newspaper ViaGennep september 2018 exhibition Museum het Petershuis
- Museum het Petershuis Gennep
- Newspaper De Limburger September 2018
- Uitagenda Liefde voor Limburg article Petershuis Museum exhibition – september 2018
- Review Lida Bonnema kunsthistoricus june 2018
- De Kunstkrant (Peperart) available at galleries, museums and art institutions in the Netherlands.
- PeperArt Art Expo.Work projected on Billboards Antwerp.
- Magazine ‘Maison en France‘2017
- Atelier (en route) Magazine exhibitions Sept. 2017 (PeperArt)
- Velvenoir 2017 Salzburg – Serious Pursuits History reimagined -Curated by A.Collins
- Passion never Retires (Passie Passioneert Nooit) – interview (dutch) January 2017.
- Velvenoir Art Magazine Salzburg Oostenrijk december 2016
- “The Bugle” August 2016 ( english newspaper) Exhibition “Floribunda” Galerie Boussac, France
- La Montagne, newspaper mid-France, August 2016, exhibition Floribunda
- Newspaper “Echo du Berry” France, Exhibition ‘Floribunda” la Galerie Boussac August 2016
- Weekly newspaper Vlaardingen – January 6th 2016, general interview/ Art Square Amsterdam
- Magazine “Maison en France”, edition March 2015, exhib. Coeur de France, Ainay le Vieil
- Newspaper Algemeen Dagblad title “A born artist ” (exhibition “Berliner Liste”). Sept. 2014.
- Website Carry van Delft archived by the Royal Dutch Library as ‘digital heritage’ 2013
- Publication in the Art Guide E-Book Fransastic.Dec.2013
- BBK Krant (Professional Association journal)- Art Award Nomination 2012
- Review “Il Giornale della Fiera”, Italian newspaper in the Netherlands
- Catalogue Biënnale Internationale dell’Arte di Firenze, book 600 worldwide artists.
- Art Magazine “Het Palet “- 4 pages ” Carry’s van Delft Poetry in Colour” published 1 Dec. 2011
- Vlaardingen Newspaper- Nov. 23, 2011 – Art in Italy.
- Algemeen Dagblad 22 nov.2011, Art in Italy.
- Registrated for “Bob Verbiest Culture Award 2011
- Province (district of)Zuid Holland-website ‘levedemolens’- activity calender May 2011
- Groot Vlaardingen newspaper – National Millday Vlaardingen May 14th 2011
- Groot Vlaardingen newspaper 8 dec. 2010- Publication in Artists Yearbook 2011
- Algemeen Dagblad November 23, 2010 – Art in Italy.
- Yearbook of Dutch Artists 2011 – page publication.
- Noord Hollands Dagblad 20 Sept.2010 – by Lida Bonnema, art critic.
- AD Newspaper August 19th, 2010 – “Nomination National Art Day A’dam”
- AD Newspaper July 14th, 2010, Vlaardingen Aeolus Mill Project
- AD Newspaper, Article ‘Even Vragen Aan’, May 11th, 2010
- Kunstweek -Book “Art in the Netherlands”, 50 artists showing their work, May 2010
- Opera Gallery Budapest: book “Contemporary Art Exhibition by Selected Dutch Artists 2009″”
- AD Newspaper 2008 – Rotterdam Newspaper 2005 – interviews
- Vlaardingse Kunst en Cultuurgids
Website Carry van Delft archived by the Royal Dutch Library as ‘digital heritage’.
The Dutch Royal Library of the Netherlands (De Koninklijke Bibliotheek) The Hague has preserved the website www.carryvandelft.nl as ‘digital heritage”. This means that the website will be archived on a monthly basis and be kept for long term purposes. As a result people will still have access to this site over 100 years. This means a recognition on the quality and contents of this website. The Charter of Preservation of Digital Heritage 2003 draws the attention to the risk of loss which digital heritage is exposed to due to the rapid obsolence of hard and software. For this reason they archive websites that are representative for the dutch culture, history and society.