“Mesa Lands” was stirred by a dazzling yet unsteady overlook in the national lands of Arizona. As clouds were darkened and wind stirred, I was mindful to stay low to the ground as I tried to capture my feeling of connection to vast sky and raw lands. On this day, this abundantly close encounter of the personal kind felt like the top of the world.
“Mesa Lands” will be showcased in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America 2019” opening in Park City, Utah’s premier art gallery, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art. This prestigious international show will be honoring the best in oil and acrylic paintings and opens on September 27, 2019.
A lover of the Western landscape and way of life, somewhere along the way I fell in love with painting. As foremost a painter of oils, I divide my time between the Western states of Colorado, New Mexico and the hay farm in rural East Texas. I do not have to travel far to find inspiration in the beauty of our country.
My paintings depict my experience of the landscape in a candid way with the intention to enhance the viewer’s life. I want to pay homage to the natural world through the language of light and shadow, shape and color. My intention is to communicate the solace and peace that nature can gift the sensitive and thoughtful observer. Simply put, I paint because I love it.
My work can be found on my website, at Valerosa Gallery, and Mary Williams Fine Arts for the Women Artists of the West exhibition. A few 2019 recognitions include the “Best Composition Award” (NOAPS) and “Best Oil” (Texas Women Artists). For a full listing of shows & awards, current work available and upcoming events, please see www.jdelipsey.com or email me at [email protected].