California Impressionist Delia Bradford’s oil painting entitled “California Wildflowers” was selected as the image for the 30th La Quinta Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.
Delia seemed destined to become a plein air painter. Her parents were both internationally known professional artists who raised her in the magnificent mountains of Big Sur and on the breathtaking coasts of Carmel, California. There she learned at a very young age to utilize the outdoors as her studio, letting the natural light provide inspiration for her canvases.
Bradford starts a painting by blocking in massive shapes instead of sketching the images. The detail comes alive with the addition of light and dark colors. Anyone who views her Impressionist landscape and floral paintings realizes her passion and vitality for life and for nature. Her paintings are vibrant and colorful, yet exude a peacefulness and tranquility that calms the soul.
Delia travels throughout the state displaying her work at art shows and festivals. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in many prestigious galleries throughout Northern California.