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Christopher Delni
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Christopher Delni-Offord is a British artist specialising in landscape oil paintings.
Chris has been painting in oils for nearly 20 years and was privately taught in his early years by Stan Harrington a very established landscape painter in 'Constable' country on the Suffolk border. Stan was then in his mid 80's and had been a professional painter since 15, specialising in Epping forest scenes on large canvas, which could only described as 'walk in paintings'. Chris also enrolled in an art academy with Dennis Sheehan, the American tonalist artist whose works hang in the White House.

He was raised in an orphanage in Lancashire, but has Italian heritage; 'Delni' comes from his Grandfather 'Guido Delni', an Italian Opera Meastro/Royal Academy Doctor of Music who sang as a principal baritone accross Europe including La Scala, Milan with Caruso and had an opera school in London.
Chris is greatly influenced by 19th Century tonal artists such as George Innes and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, who shares the same birthday with Chris(but not the same year!!). The Pre-impressionistic/Tonalist style greatly celebrated nature, the spiritual and had glimpses of the human condition wrapped within them.

He has travelled extensively and lived in many parts of the globe and for a number of years he was a competiton windsurfer. He also ran an outdoor adventure centre in the High Peak National Park, Derbyshire and in 1992 was involved in a Mount Everest expedition and so draws lots of imagery from those experiences.
His choice of medium is oil and he works out of his own studio and brings 'plein air' painting into his collection. Much of his work comes from the recess of his imagination, and from his varied and colourful life, bringing tension and reflection in his work. Some of his works are impressionistic representations of landscapes from around the world.

He paints so that others might enjoy and be blessed by his art

Chris hopes you enjoy his interpretations.

Original art and prints for sale..see the link below for website


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Chotacabras Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018

A new group has started its journey in DeviantArt ... The group is called :icontraditional-masters: Traditional-Masters and is a group for traditional artists who want to publicize their works and know the works of other traditional artists .. 
At the moment we are very few because it has just opened the group, but without a doubt we will grow and we will form a great community ... It would be an honor to have your presence in the group ... If you are interested, please sign up and you will be welcome...

Regards ... Hi! :icontraditional-masters:
BrietOlga Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Hello Chris, I sent you a PM. :aww:
Chris-Delni-Offord Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi)0  yes i sent you one back..greetings Briet))
Sunima Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
Your art is truly wonderful, ill be excited to see your new submissions from now on :)
Chris-Delni-Offord Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
awww, thats a wonderful comment and ditto, your art keep sme looking and soo deep too))
mollythemole Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch) your paintings are very beautiful!
Chris-Delni-Offord Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
aww thats very nice of are yours.  Isnt it fulfilling when another encourages in that way))
langeboom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful paintings!
DaneTesla Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch! Have a nice day!
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave ^_^
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