Contemporary Art – Carry van Delft

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


Running exhibition (till 16 Dec)| ‘Wannahaves” @ She Art Gallery Nuenen (Eindhoven)



Carry (Catharina) van Delft, is an established Dutch international artist. She makes qualitative contemporary art 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,which she translates in a broad manner, is strongly reflected in her paintings. Her work is sometimes abstract than again on the edge of figurative.

Contemporary Florals

Her colorful (often large) floral works include full (pattern-like) floral fragments 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.


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.

Outdoor Art

Her art was also applied in various outdoor art projects. Such as the vanes of the Historical Aeolus Mill (11 x 2 m) with floral art (duo project). She initiated this project in favour of the “Entente Florale Europe” (election contest Greenest City) for the Municipality of Vlaardingen. By this project a connection between art, culture and society was established.


Since 2003, her work has been exhibited in more than 50 exhibitions at home and abroad
(including the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States, Belgium, Hungary and Italy) at international art fairs, in galleries, regional museums, and art events.


Apart from Vlaardingen she regularly stays in her studio in mid-France (Limousin)to capture the special light that is a fixed theme in her landscapes, and often determines the atmosphere.

Artworks can be found in art rental, corporate and private collections (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 isĀ  the world with its all-embracing greatness of nature. For me nature and art are inextricably linked to each other “.