Contemporary Art – Carry van Delft

“Art is not the reflection of reality, it is the reality of reflection” (Godard)


The Artist


Carry van Delft is a well-known Dutch contemporary artist. She works and lives in Leidschendam and in the middle of France. Her paintings are known as emotive and expressive. They are scenes from nature that refer to a certain place with a certain atmosphere. Fascination for the immense diversity of nature is strongly reflected in her paintings. 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 (often large) floral works include full floral fragments often in rhytmic strokes, but also garden and field impressions. They are often exuberant, abundant, explosive. Typical are the visible paint buttons that are applied with palette knife and flat brush. Up close, it shows abstract color explosions, but from a distance a fascinating floral splendor unfolds with recognizable flowers.

Atmospheric Landscapes

The vast landscapes show a more 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. Together with the attentively painted light on every landscape, they effect feelings of melancholy from the viewer.

(Turbulent) Seascapes

With an expressionistic directness, the seascapes (in progress) are painted  and displayed in varying weather conditions.  Stormy weather, high splashing waves and an ominous dark sky. Wind and water demonstrate the immense power of nature showing many faces of the ocean but also the same gray sea and coast at other times of the day.


Since 2003, her work has been exhibited at home and abroad, such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States, Belgium, Hungary and Italy.


In addition to Leidschendam she works in her studio in France on a regular basis to capture the special light that is a fixed theme in the category landscapes and often determines the atmosphere.

Artworks can be found in art rental, corporate and private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.


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 “.  Nowhere do I find so much inspiration, peace and comfort as in nature. – Flowery Works – Wild Seascapes – Atmospheric Landscapes