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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 productive, versatile Dutch contemporary artist. 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.

Whatever she paints, she always does that with passion and dedication. Whether she paints the atmosphere of a beautiful garden, a full flower fragment, a mystical or sun-drenched landscape or a wild sea, her work shows us an artist who translates nature broadly and in many ways. In exuberance and color, but just as well in a calm and intense atmosphere. “

Contemporary Florals

The 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.

(Turbulent) Seascapes

The series abstract seascapes (in progress) are 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 in more than 50 exhibitions 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 a.o. 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 isĀ  the world with its all-embracing greatness of nature. For me nature and art are inextricably linked to each other “.