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About

Carmen Delprat 

Carmen Delprat Logo. About page.
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“Fine Artist, illustrator, painter, printmaker”


 

About page. Carmen Delprat Art.

Carmen Delprat is a professional contemporary fine artist who lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Carmen Delprat Oil painter, fine artist, about page.

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to view my work. 

 

To represent the local environment, the trees, the people, the landscape and its inhabitants with all its complexities is what motivates me most in art making. Capturing an allegory of the natural world and transforming it into a dream-like interpretation with my paintings and drawings.  My work embodies an interplay between nature and the spirit and our connection to time.​

The multidimensional world around us has been a conceptual cornerstone for most of my career as a figurative and landscape artist. I am fascinated not only by the external visible appearance, but also the invisible vibrations that delicately radiate outwards and slightly touch our experiences with interconnectivity. Sometimes my work portrays figurative imagery transforming into root-like structures as an embodiment of feminine nature and creativity. Whatever the medium, I am compelled to fuse multiple layers of imagery that morph into one composition to softly alternate the main subject and reveal its narrative. The intricacies in my work illustrates the complexity of thought, visions and memories simultaneously capturing a glimpse of the energy that surrounds us.  

 

My subject matter is mostly instinctual. I commence my ideas with observational drawings to structure a linear sketch and later allow the pencil or paint to reveal the next direction once all proportions are composed. Other times I arrange my ideas using Photoshop. Collaging and merging sections of previous drawings and photos into new interpretations and expressions to use as a starting point to paint. I have also been fortunate enough to be able to transform my tonal rendered drawings into photographic silkscreen prints while studying my Master's Degree at the University of Newcastle, so I have a strong passion for printmaking.

Making art allows for a temporary feeling of tranquillity and happiness. Art has the power to communicate on a different level and transmit and evoke this positive energy. To see into my hearts vision and express the world around me through art is a beautiful experience and one I wish to share. 

The oil painting series are vivid in colour, lively and responsive. Often created in large scale, with thick expressive paint and complicated overlay of fused imagery. The subject matter of portraits often develops from people who are close to me. I seek to represent their personalities by morphing their image into surrealist landscapes and dramatizing colour. 

Carmel oil painting. Carmen Delprat statement page.

My recent work on landscapes emerged during the restrictions and geographical limitations induced by the Covid Lockdown. I wanted to embody a collective nostalgic yearning to reconnect with nature, our environment and local inhabitants. Living in Newcastle, I feel very connected with the ocean and its wavering landscape. I wanted to capture simultaneously the inner world of thoughts and memories with the external physical world coiled up with the concept of time. The nautical shell reveals the past, presents and future with its ratio progression and binds the composition. 

Look to teh Sky Oil Painting. About Carmen Delprat page.

My silkscreen prints are complex and fused with metaphor on the notion of time. They begin as detailed pencil illustrations that transform in the darkroom with the photo emulsion technique. The hand-mixed metallic inks create an iridescent reflection that captures the light.

Play the Game silkscreen print. Carmen Delprat About page.

The Tree Lady illustration Collection portrays the sister spirit of nature, my love for trees fused with feminine strength, beauty, reflection and contemplation. It can be seen as the inner journey of the self as a woman, the metamorphic transformation – with twisted roots seeking an attainment of wisdom through the depths of experience and a balance of heritage. The intention is to ground the viewer in a calm yet captivating awe with the intricate detail, provoking the senses and seeing beyond the beauty.  

Driftward Trace illustration. About Carmen Delprat Statement.

This collection is my most private journey and sometime the process of creating these illustrations is intuitive and the meaning can be revealed at a much later date. These illustrations are mostly large scale allowing my full arm to move and map out the formation of morphing the female figure to a large root system that can be similar to a long flowing gown. The technique is first linear than tonal. Gradually building up form and emphasis. 

Oak Spirit illustration. About Carmen Delprat Art Page.

Having worked in the art industry for many years as a professional artist and teacher, I would love to share some of my experiences I have been fortunate enough to collect. 

Carmen Delprat Art Exhibition. About and Statement page.

Studied seven years in total at the University of Newcastle having graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Diploma in Visual Arts, Master's Degree in Visual Arts and Dip Ed in Education.  For the last seventeen years I have dedicated all my knowledge to teaching high school students Visual Arts, Visual Design, Interior Design and sometimes a little French.
I have balanced my career with my desire to create, always finding time to pursue my first passion
~ to make art.

Carmen Delprat portrait. About page.

Please feel free to send any question you may have regarding the collection to:

carmen@carmendelpratart.com

All original artworks are available for sale as high quality prints.

Inquires on originals call : 0425 755 624