grew up in South Africa and left there when she was 25. Having just got married to her husband, Nick, they moved to the USA. Both are now American citizens and have lived here in the US for 32 years.
Over the years Delany had occasion to live in Europe and all over the US. That gave her further opportunity to take art classes, workshops, study at museums and get a good exposure to different cultures and societies.
In the mid 1990’s the couple moved to Portland. For about 16 years Kathryn was a successful decorative painter and muralist, and believes this journey has made her a better artist.
“From my earliest days of doodling in my school books to present, I love to draw. I love line and intense colors. Through my many adventures I have seen my art grow. I started off with colored pencil drawings and pen and ink drawings. I then fell in love with soft pastel and created impressionist work. From the 1990’s on I did a lot of mural work, and mixed media.”
Kathryn currently immerses herself in the world of digital art and mixed media painting. With the invention of the iPad, a whole new world opened up for her. She finds it an incredibly versatile and powerful new medium to create art.
“I love being creative and stimulated by this new medium. I am now able to combine my love of technology (pixels) with paint.” The result is a collage of layered art, created using the newest art form of digital painting and traditional art.
Kathryn is one of the early adapters of using an iPad to create art. She will often create an archival reproduction and add mixed media to create a new version of the original digital art.
2018 Society of Washington Artists, Honorable Mention, Sing Me A Song, digital painting;
2016 Society of Washington Artists, 1st Place mixed media - A letter to my Love II
2016 Society of Washington Artists, 3rd Place oily/acrylic - The Gatherer
2015 - Peoples choice award, Greyhound Pet Adoption Auction, Digital photo painting, Blue
2015 - 1st Place, Village Gallery of Arts, Oct 2015 Juried Show, Digital photo manipulation/collage, Psychedelic Cat
2015 -1st Place, November - Fall Colors online juried art completion, focuspointshape.com, Digital painting, Last Hangers on.
2014- 1st Place, August - Wild Animal online art completion, Digital photo manipulation/painting, Lionhead
2014 -2nd Place, August Wild Animal online art completion, Digital photo manipulation/painting, Majesty
2016 - 1st Place, Village Gallery of Arts, November Juried Show, Digital painting, Wild Poppies
2014 - 2nd Place, Village Gallery of Arts, April Juried Show, Digital painting, Gridlock
2014 - People’s choice award, solo show at Village Gallery of Arts, Digital painting, Mistic Poppies
4 First Place Awards, 3 Honorable Mentions at various exhibitions and shows in Connecticut
2 First Place Awards; 2 Second Place Awards and 2 Best In Shows in various juried exhibitions and shows in Connecticut, including the Kent Art Association, The Conn. Artist Assoc.
1991 – 93
Awards and Honorable Mentions in art shows in Europe Paintings purchased for collection of City Hall and Rotterdam Ballet Company.
3 One person shows during the time period
1994 – 95
Includes acceptance into various Regional and National Shows in Pittsburgh, PA, Awards include 3 First Places and 2 Third Places,
1996 – 98
Acceptance into multiple juried shows in Portland, OR.
First Place – the Aurora Colony Day Art Show 1996 & 1997 First Place Molalla Annual Art Show
First Place N. Clackamas Art Guild Annual Show 1996
Second Place N. Clackamas Art Guild Sept. Member show 1996
First Place N. Clackamas Art Guild Annual Show 1997 Second Place N. Clackamas Art Guild Sept. Member show 1997
Two Honorable Mention Awards – Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 1998.
Acceptance into “Pastel Images of the Mind” show at the Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque NM
Acceptance into Traditional Fine Arts ’99 National Exhibition, Los Alamos, NM Sept.
Acceptance into Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Annual Member Show
2003 Home and Garden Art show, February – Directors Choice Award