Artist's Statement

"Mann Gulch Fire" by Deland Anderson

Earth, sky and water are very exciting. When these elemental forces combine, beautiful and sublime things happen. My egg tempera paintings are pictures of the forces that give shape to my favorite places—Kachemak Bay--Alaska--the Pacific Ocean. Under the pressure of development many of our places are changing rapidly or just plain being rubbed out.

"It’s time to look again at where we come from and where we dwell."

My method of painting is very slow. It is also meditative. So it gives me a long time to reflect on the subject I am painting. Maybe there’s some kind of voodoo in the dots, because when I have finished a piece, somehow I have fallen in love with the place--not the painting--but the place itself. By drawing on everything in my experience and imagination about a place --including sensations, history, lore, emotions, and desire-- I transport myself to another world. That world knows no politics, no scarcity, no hierarchy. It just is. It unfolds before me in the sinuous curves of the universe and in the colors brought down to us from the sky.

Gallery Representation

Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC V6H 4B7

Bunnell Street Gallery, Suite 106A, Bunnell Street, Homer, Alaska 99603

Rogers & Rogers Fine Art, Florence, Alabama

Painting Exhibitions"Delta River Beauty" by Deland Anderson

Juried International Group Exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., 2014

Juried International Group Exhibit, Elk River, MN, 2014

Juried Group Exhibit, Ketchikan, Alaska, 2013

Juried International Group Exhibit, Kamloops, BC, 2013

Juried Solo Exhibit, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska, 2012

Juried Solo Exhibit, Alaska Pacific University, 2012

International Juried Group Exhibit, Painting on the Edge, Vancouver, BC 2012

International Juried Group Exhibit, Kamloops, BC 2012

Juried Group Exhibit, Kenai, Alaska, 2011

Juried Group Exhibit, Ketchikan, Alaska

International Juried Group Exhibit, Painting on the Edge, Vancouver, BC, 2010

Juried Group Exhibit, Ketchikan, Alaska, 2010

International Juried Group Exhibit, Kamloops, BC, 2010

Juried Group Exhibit, Alaska Art Bank, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010

Juried Group Exhibit, Ketchikan, Alaska, 2009

International Juried Group Exhibit, Kelowna, BC, 2009

Juried Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, 2009

Juried Group Exhibit, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska, 2009

Juried Group Exhibit, Florence International Biennale, Florence Italy, invitation to exhibit, 2009

Juried Solo Exhibit, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska, 2009

Juried Solo Exhibit, UAA Consortium Library Bridge, Anchorage, Alaska, 2009

International Juried Group Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Littleton, CO, 2008

International Juried Group Exhibit, Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, 2008

Juried Group Exhibit, All Alaska XXXII, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, Juror’s Award, 2008

Juried Group Exhibit, All Alaska, Pratt Museum Juried Art Show, Juror’s Award 2008

Invitational Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum, 2008

Juried Group Exhibit, Alaska Hummingbird Festival, Ketchikan, Alaska, Best of Show Award 2008

Juried Group Exhibit, Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, Alaska, 2008

Juried Solo Exhibit, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska 2007

International Juried Group Exhibit, Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, 2007

Juried Group Exhibit, Alaska Hummingbird Festival, Ketchikan, Alaska, 2007, Award

Juried Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum Juried Art Show, Award, 2006

Juried Group Exhibit, All Alaska Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, 2006

Invitational Group Exhibit, "Topologies", Galeria Galou, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC, 2004

Juried Solo Exhibit, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, 2003

Juried Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum Juried Art Show, 2004

Invitational Group Exhibit, "Water" by Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska, 2003

Invitational Group Exhibit, "Wetlands" by Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, 2003

Juried Group Exibit, Kenai Arts Center, Kenai, Alaska 2003 (Juror’s Choice)

Invitational Group Exhibit, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska, 2002

Juried Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum Juried Art Show, 2002

Juried Group Exhibit, All Alaska Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, 2002

Juried Group Exhibit, Louisville Center for the Arts, Louisville, Colorado, 2001

Invitational Group Exhibit, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska, 2001

Juried Group Exhibit, Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, 2000

Juried Group Exhibit, All Alaska Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, 2000

Juried Group Exhibit, Valdez Museum, Valdez, Alaska, 1999

Juried Group Exhibit, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska, 1999 (honorable mention)

Juried Solo Exhibit, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, 1999

Juried Group Exhibit: Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, 1998

Juried Group Exhibit; All Alaska Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, 1998

Non-Juried Group Exhibit; Downtown Bistro, Homer, Alaska, l998

Juried Solo Exhibit, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska, 1997

Juried Group Exhibit; Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, 1997

Juried Solo Exhibit; Ptarmigan Arts, Homer, Alaska, 1997

Juried Solo Exhibit; Perspectives Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1995

Non-juried Solo Exhibit; College of Architecture and Urban Studies, VPI&SU, 1995

Juried Group Exhibit, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1995 (juror’s award)

 

Contacting the Artist

Deland Anderson
134 Mt View Drive
Homer, Alaska 99603

Tel: (907) 235-7804
email:deland@xyz.net