My name is Don DeLeva, I am a Seattle based artist. I work mainly in acrylic on wood panel. My art vacillates between POP Surrealism and abstraction mainly focusing on portraits and the visualization of personality and perspective. Recently, I have been bringing both styles together to create a fuller more vibrant image. This site is dedicated to the ideas that inspire my work art. Thank you for visiting.
Last night was 2nd Friday, Seattle Belltown's art walk. I was at the 55 Bell Art Gallery, second floor of the Herban Legends across from the Seattle Art Institute.
Good Show, Dave Bloomfield, Claudio Duran and Amanda Stalter.
Here is my favorite work in the show. Claudio Duran along with his Clones:
It's always good to see Dave's work, especially when you least expect it.
This is my first time seeing Amanda's drawings. I was really drawn to the smaller works, they reminded me of short day dreams of nymphs that float through my mind. Yes, my mind because, I couldn't possibly pretend to know what goes through any one else's.
M1 Spec: graphite, water color on Bristol paper, 11/12/2004
Surrealism and Italian Futurism were the original art movements that captured my attention.
Some how using a ruler and intersecting triangles released pent up energy in me and it continues to be a source of emotional release. This period of work for me was about the total abstraction of the human body. I saw each drawing as a metaphor for emotional state of mind of the figure. Each shape, shade and texture represented the subjects compartmentalized thoughts and emotions.
This is the first Skate board I painted, July of last year 2015. Since then I have painted 4 more and sold 5. The board you see here is a gift. It is in the collection of Bill Streeter of Tukwilla, Wa. He is the one that got me started painted on them. Thank you BILL!