Painter’s Palette

Painter’s Palette

Artist Statement

I am an image collector.  The things I see, or envision in my mind’s eye, often become meaningful icons that inform my photography. 

As a young child, I remember staring out the window from the upper berth of a railway sleeper car, long after my parents were asleep, and freeze-framing the nighttime beauty of farms and fences and moonlit reflections in ponds as they raced by to the steady clickety-clack of the wheels on the tracks.  I seek to recapture that same sense of wonder and discovery each time I look through the lens, infusing those revelations with fresh feeling and purpose, rich in intangibles, subtextural statements, and conversations.

As the perspective I seek requires altitudes of 1000 feet to almost two miles high, I fly in “doors off” helicopters, providing me with unobstructed views. My work is displayed in limited edition sizes up to 60” x 90” allowing viewers to immersive themselves in the image, the perspective, and the sensation with both feet on the ground.





All images © 2013-2019 Donn Delson. All rights reserved.