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Delia The Artist:

Updated on December 2, 2017
"Foal and Butterfly"
"Foal and Butterfly" | Source

And her favorite subjects to Paint

I'm starting out with my favorite subject, the horse, in particular a foal here.

This painting is a signature painting for me, it's been displayed on different products, by clients who purchased the rights for a period time.

I've had this painting in many shows and always a hit and awarded prizes.

A friend allowed me to use her photograph of her foal resting his chin on the fence. I of course added the butterfly for the impact of telling a story. I can't remember painting this painting, I mean the process of it...I find it strange that I haven't a memory of this. Maybe I stressed out wanting it to look the way I wanted it to be.

I might not be the best artist, but my heart is in it and you will find that I have tried to present the animal art done by me Delia in the best way I can.

Art from the Heart; a Living Memory

My Vision and Style

something that is being developed daily

This painting above, was done from a photograph a friend in Colorado took, she has Quarter Horses and some of the most beautiful headed ones. When I saw this photo, the first thing that came into my head was a Butterfly sitting on the fence and the foal who was actually resting his chin, was looking at the Butterfly wishing he could fly...It's a 16" x 20" acrylic.

The fur was a challenge, it had to look soft and real...starting with the muzzle I accidentally smudged a spot so used my finger to wipe it, this made the muzzle look real and soft...the temptation to paint over was great, but I left it and moved on.

I can tell you with all honesty that I can not remember painting this painting, because I had so many challenges. When I finished, I looked at it and asked myself, "how did you do that?" and up to this day I don't know.

It was displayed at a show for a month and when I went to pick up my 44 paintings I did not notice it missing until I went to another show to hang my art. It took me two years to find it, and by accident at that...someone had placed it inside behind one of my other framed paintings(they where stuck together) and it was there till I was changing frames.

I will never let this painting go, it is meant for me to have. This image had been licensed out in the past for Garden Flags and other products, but now a product with this image can only be bought through me.

Mom and Margret

Mom and Margret
Mom and Margret | Source

The painting above was from a 4" x 4" black and white old photo of my mother in Sarasota Florida at the Winter Grounds for the Ringling Brother Circus 1934. I have always wanted to paint that image but could not imagin the colors.

I painted this at 16" x 20" with acrylics and only four colors, very loose in style this time because I was painting for myself and there was no pressure. Working first on the horse and then mom, then I came to the third layer, something inside of me told me to stop, I did and liked the look. The painting was accepted into AAEA for entry, as well as the Mules painting and Foal and Butterfly painting.

The Heart of my Art

The Heart of my Art ~   The Art from my Heart
The Heart of my Art ~ The Art from my Heart | Source

How I develop my ideas into painted images

I doodle a great deal, while on the phone or just sitting at the kitchen table talking with someone, I doodle. I have three books full of my doodles that I have done over the years. I find that drawing like this on scrap paper or on an envelope, on a magazine, or what ever, is very cathartic, like releasing my thoughts from my inner core. Even when I am reading the Bible I have dozens of scrap paper with images that come to mind as I'm reading. Most of my vision images have been made into actual paintings.

"In their Glory" - For Sale

in their Glory
in their Glory | Source

I was working on this painting the day of 911 and added the flag in memory of those lost lives...this 16" x 20" painting of Mules "In their Glory" was accepted into the prestigious AAEA show and the Midwest Horse Fair art show where it placed second.

In all my larger sized paintings I paint in a very small Cherub or Angel and then only reveal it to the person that purchases the painting.

Painting "In their Glory" is FOR SALE ©

Albert the Circus Horse

Albert, a clients Circus Horse
Albert, a clients Circus Horse | Source

Painting in a different vain

For Sale

I started this acrylic 16" x 20" painting of a Friesian with an idea in mind, as I proceeded I realized quickly that I was not going to accomplish my goal. I changes the brickwork slightly...but still looks the same. I might change the background and lighting when I have a correct vision of what I’m trying to accomplish ...

The horse is exactly how I wanted, floating in the air with power... I did not use any black on the horse (actually I never use black) layered colors of blues and browns, they made the black... using my fingers to smudge in the paint, the last layer I used a brush to finish the details....

My art displayed in different places


I have my art displayed on many websites and webpages. I joined a website called because I wanted feedback on some of my projects, besides it's always nice to hear what other people say and think of your artworks.

The painting also had been made into Garden Flags at one time.

TROIKA...."Morning Attack"... - For Sale


I have always loved painting Troikas, one of my favorite subjects, maybe because of my Grandfather living in St.Petersberg Russia for many years.

The painting displayed here won first place at the Midwest Horse Fair and second place at another art show...including many Gallery displays.

FOR SALE with me for details.

Miniature Art


one of my passions...I enjoy creating miniature paintings and painting rocks, jewelry and miniature cards (ACEO)sample image is 2.5" x 3.5"...see most of my ACEO miniature art on this link

My muse Ibn on the right RIP 3/29/79 - 4/10/08

Art Group Paintings - - 4" x 6" miniatures - For Sale

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Horses and people

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The daughter and our ChutzpahSoldSold
The daughter and our Chutzpah
The daughter and our Chutzpah | Source
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Two sweet adored Pitbulls

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A gift to my nephew and his wife...these two dogs are adored and loved...two very lucky.
A gift to my nephew and his wife...these two dogs are adored and loved...two very lucky.
A gift to my nephew and his wife...these two dogs are adored and loved...two very lucky. | Source

Dogs of a variety

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Alpha's catch - For Sale

Alpha's catch
Alpha's catch | Source

Xmas cards

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Xmas cardSold
Xmas card
Xmas card | Source
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Paintings of a different kind - on walls, chairs, rocks and name it


Pegasus and Unicorns

Horses of a Spanish touch

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - a very useful book

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

I love this book, it looks into drawing in a way that makes you look into the shapes of spaces and spacings and the designing shapes in the image, which is using the right side of your brain - instead of the logical knowing left side of seeing what it really is...I have used this method not only in my painting and drawing, but teaching art.


An instructional book to guide you with drawing animals


This is a great book to start you on learning to draw animals...


Miniature Paintings made into a Mural - Great gift for the horse lover or a fundraising event

This little book makes a great gift, leave it as a book or take the perforated pages and make your own Mural...this can be a great way to make money for a fundraiser event. Each picture can be sponsored for a cost and added to the Mural.

Contact me for details:

Created 11/10/2007


© 2007 Delia

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Beautiful work! You are truly gifted when it comes to painting.

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      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      One word, fabulous.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love your artwork, you are very good. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      Very engaging and talented work; I particularly liked the pit bull and the wolf paintings.

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      jimporsche86 5 years ago

      Very nice work. :)

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Love your work!

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      Beautiful work

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      You are quite talented. Beautiful stuff. I particularly liked the Bull Mastiff drawing. We used to have two Bull Mastiffs before we had kids. Great dogs!!

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      robert-margetts 5 years ago

      you have a great eye for animals. Really nice work.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I've been here before but thought I'd come back now to give this lens the blessing that it deserves. I love your paintings so!!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      horses are tame animals. steven spielberg has a new movie about this horse which was used in cavalry during ww1. i guess you should see it.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I'll be pointing a horse-mad sister and a horse-mad niece at this lens!

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      Chuck Nelson 6 years ago from California

      Very nice art...I'm a photographer but we share common interests.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Alpha's catch is beautiful, as is all of your art. :)

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      KeepsakeIdeas 6 years ago

      Your art is beautiful! What a treat it would be to receive one of your very own paintings on a Christmas card.

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      sidther lm 6 years ago

      I think these are the best animal paintings I have seen! Seriously, that Fresian that you used the layers of blue and brown... that christmas card and your 911 mules in their glory- wow, breathtaking! If I was rich and saw these in a store, I would not leave without every single one! Truly inspiring, I can't wait to see more!

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      Ruthi 7 years ago

      Your paintings are fabulous, Delia. What talent you possess. I've just contacted you privately; hope you get it, meaning hope I did that contact correctly.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @WildFacesGallery: Hi, thanks for the visit and comment! yea, I never felt comfortable with that lens I do not profess to be the best, I just try to be I know you do as well *!*

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      What? I thought I was the best animal artist ever. :) Seriously you do "really" beautiful art Delia. Loved the sleigh with borzoi Christmas card. Stunning.

      Always fun looking through other artists work. Especially fellow critter artists.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful paintings, I like horses and this time when I went down to Goa to see my family, I got an opportunity to ride a horse. You've done an amazing job with those paintings and great idea to put the US flag as a backdrop in the painting you used in the Introduction...good stuff! :)

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      I just love your horse paintings - as a child artist horses were my favorite subject, and best work. The "Here's Your Hat" dog picture is adorable ... well, they all are, but that one tugs at my heart more.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      The painting a day series is awesome. I like the monotones immensely.

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      I particularly like your painting of your mother and her horse taken from a photo made in my town of Sarasota. Thank you for sharing your approach to art.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 7 years ago

      Breathtakingly beautiful! The sense of fulfillment that one would experience after having completed each work of art is indescribable. It should feel like having achieved the purpose of life.

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      SandraRoseDesigns 7 years ago

      Delia, you have a beautiful style. You bring out the character and the emotion in each of your subjects. Thanks for sharing your artwork with others.

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      Blonde Blythe 8 years ago from U.S.A.

      You do beautiful work! 5 stars! * * * * * I especially love your Christmas card design for 2008! Thank you for your kind comments. I lived in Germany for three years, and really enjoyed it. I still have the dirndyl, by the way! :-)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Your work is incredible! They look so realistic.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      You art is Stunningly Gorgeous!!! I am so very pleased to give this lens my Angel Blessings! I love the faces of the wolves in "His Catch." I don't normally like art that shows the prey, but in this case, it is just so beautiful, that my eyes are not drawn to his meal. I have a friend who loves horses and I hope she sees this lens featured on my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens:) I'm sure she will!

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      Michael_Gaudet 9 years ago

      Hello Delia my friend. Your work is beautiful and I am happy I stopped in to see more of it! Fantastic use of color, excellent highlights and shadows in the work.

      Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You do great work. I always wished I could draw. My dad could sit and draw anything I asked him to draw. I enjoyed this lens.

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      WhiteOak50 9 years ago

      OMG, these pictures are beautiful!

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      GrowWear 9 years ago

      Awesome! I really admire your huge talent!

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      VBright 9 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. Thank you for sharing it.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens Delia - we love animals and horses in this house and I must show this lens to my daughters - they are all (3 of 'em) talented artists and this lens will be an inspiration to them.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful artwork Delia! You definitely have amazing talent! I so admire people who have such wonderful talent! - Kathy

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      easyforyouebooks 9 years ago

      I love your art work and you have inspired me to make a lens with some of my own paintings

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 9 years ago

      I especially like your spreading God's Word, like He said to do.

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      Oosquid 9 years ago

      Very impressive animal art, you have talent in spades! Great lens too. 5 stars.

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      karmasherbs 9 years ago

      WOW! Amazing work. 5*s and Faves. You have been blessed with this talent. It's lovely to see & you can tell it is your passion. Great touch - very small Cherub or Angel for your larger size Art from the Heart; a Living Memory

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      I am so impressed with your talent, beautiful artwork Delia. I'm going to lensroll you to my art lenses. Your art should be shared with the world. I love horses too! :-) Linda

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      I am definitely impressed and awed with your artistic talents. Your art is awesome. 5*****

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      kerri-jo 9 years ago

      very cool - please let me know when you finish your Akhal-Teke portrait!!

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      MalibuItalian 9 years ago

      Thanks for visiting and ranking my lens. This lens is BEAUTIFUL! You are a VERY gifted artist 5*s and many blessings ~ Lori

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      Maxxamillion 9 years ago from Chicago

      Awesome artwork! I love your dog ACEO art, at ACEO Art by Delia. 5 stars!

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      SherryHolderHunt 9 years ago

      Very talented lady, love your paintings! *****

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      Johann The Dog 9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Your art is amazing!!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Woofs, Johann

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Your artwork is beautiful. I love animals but my first love was horses. I used to draw them when I was a girl but have not done so for years. Life got in the way. Anyway, I am always interested in and love to view the artwork of others. I will definitely look up your CafePress site. I have given you 5 stars, favoite, fan and lensrolled you to my Staycation and LaraineRose lenses. Keep up the good work!

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      Diana Grygo 10 years ago from Boston, MA

      Beautiful work! I have made a few beaded animals, too. Thanks for stopping by my lens!

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      Cheryl Paton 10 years ago from West Virginia

      I love your artwork. The foal and the butterfly is my favorite. When one of my earlier paintings turned out really good, I too had wondered how I did that.

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      gods_grace_notes 10 years ago

      Dear Delia, Your artwork is simply stunning! Your words are just as powerful, because of the love you infuse into all that you do. My heart is warmed in your presence.

      Godspeed, Child of God.

      Connie...aka Squid Angel

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      NAIZA LM 10 years ago

      Fantastic art for a cause! I love your horse paintings. Keep up the good work!

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      ParrotMaster LM 10 years ago

      Thank you for visiting! Very Nice job on this lens. 5 Stars!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      5 stars! Love your art!

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      BarbosaArt 10 years ago

      Had to also lensroll you to my unique animal gift lens too! Take Care!

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      BarbosaArt 10 years ago

      WOW. you are truly amazing and talented! You understand animals very well! Fantastic ART and an Awesome lens! Glad to meet you and thank you for your kind words! 5 stars!

      The Starving Artist lensrolled to art lens