Barbara Delaney (born 1941) creates jewel-like paintings, which are inspired by her fascination with the interplay of light and colour. The opalescent reflections of sunlight on water, the iridescent sheen of birds' feathers. Many of her works are small, inviting the viewer to draw close in order to enjoy their intricate surfaces. She suffered serious sight injury that prevented her from painting during the 1980s. As the recovered her sight, she experienced a renewed sensitivity to sensations of light and colour in landscape. Speaking on the subject of her work, she says "I try to depict in paint, as directly as possible, the intense and glorious sensation of light on glass, water, white walls."
Like Summer Tempests
Copyright permission for both paintings has kindly been granted by Barbara Delaney