Robert Delaney
Yarmouth, ME

My love of art goes all the way back to my childhood, when I developed a strong artistic ability at a very young age. My early artwork consisted mostly of pencil or pen & ink drawings. When it came time to head to college, I pursued a B.A. in Advertising Design. While the focus there was commercial art, the program included a foundation of required fine art classes such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. I have continued to work in the graphic design field to this day, and have been a self-employed web designer since 2002. But all the while I have continued to pursue fine art - mostly in the form of sketching and photography. In 2014 I started painting again for the first time in many years - taking classes locally. I worked first in acrylic, followed by a switch to watercolor. My great-grandfather was a watercolor artist, and his work has been a huge inspiration for me. But my love for photography has continued all the while, and I recently set up a darkroom and began shooting with vintage large format cameras. I am presently a member of the Community House Artists here in Yarmouth. My work has been shown in many local venues over the years including a recent show at the Yarmouth History Center early in 2018.