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 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.

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. 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.

(International) Exhibitions

Since 2003 the artist has grown into an established artist with more than 50 exhibitions at home and abroad, such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States, Belgium, Hungary and Italy. Besides Leidschendam, she works alternately in her studio in central France.


In addition to Leidschendam she works during summer in her studio in France 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