"My paintings are about Beauty and Light whether they are still lifes,landscapes or portraits. People enjoy looking at them because it makes them feel both relaxed and uplifted. These are the two effects that I extract from the subject matter and translate on the paper through composition, color and transparency.

I hope you have this experience when you view my work."

Born into an artistic family in Paris, Delphine began drawing and painting at age 3. Her father was a prominent architect, her mother a landscape architect, her great uncle designed airplanes and her great grand father was the jewellery designer Mauboussin. Her talent was fostered at home and through study in France and other parts of the world. In Paris, Delphine studied under sculptor, Etienne Martin. As years and study progressed, she went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first career steps took her to combining accomplishments in sculpture and commercial art as she designed perfume bottles and packaging for the cosmetics field.

It was shortly after coming to the States that Delphine began serious study in watercolor. She has studied with Skip Lawrence, Frank Francese, and most importantly Nita Engle who taught her how to paint with freedom and complete looseness and fluidity while retaining control where needed. She had always been moved and intrigued by the medium's organic and lively nature, after her classes with Nita her style settled to a very loose and airy adaptation that allows pigment to move with water, mixing in both controlled and unpredictable ways.

Poussot's watercolors combine a masterful talent of contrasting techniques. Her works glow with light and have the combination of soft movement and striking composition. She will tell you that she seeks to convey the absolute and miraculous beauty found in the simplest of creations. Delphine is a very disciplined and focused painter. And, that discipline and focus is driven by a passion fed by seeing her vision conveyed in pigment and paper.

Her artistic vision and diverse subject matter are fueled by her frequent travels around the world. Poussot constantly challenges herself by incorporating different uses of water and washes, as well as color and light, whether painting landscapes, still lifes or portraits of contemporary cultures.

Poussot has exhibited extensively in national and international shows over the past 18 years. In addition to numerous shows at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Poussot has exhibited at the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Garrubbo Bazan Gallery in West Chester, Galerie du Sud in Atlanta GA, the Morris Arboretum, and Port Grimaud, France. She is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society. She has served as a trustee on the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and lectured in their Visiting Artists Program. She resides in Naples, Florida.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2002 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2000 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1999 Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill, PA
  • 1998 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA
  • 1996 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Aspects of the Summer at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF)
  • 2011 The Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2007 Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
  • 2006 The Gallery Bellaria, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2004 Garubbo Bazán Gallery, West Chester, PA
  • 2003 Galérie du Sud, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
  • 2003 The Studios at Greenlawn, Downingtown, PA
  • 2003 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Show, Bethesda, MD
  • 2001 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA
  • 2000 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998 Galérie Brissoni, Audincourt, France
  • 1998 Immaculata Art Show, Whiteland, PA
  • 1998 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1997 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1997 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996-1997 Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 1995-1997 Academy of Notre Dame, Villanova, PA
  • 1995 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1995 Galérie Drouant, Paris, France
  • 1994-2001 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994-1999 Art League of Delaware County of Chilton: Franklin Mint Museum; Wayne Art Center; The American College, PA 1994-1999 Ethel C. Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA
  • 1993 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1993 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • 1993 Daylesford Abbey Show, PA
  • 1993 Apremont, France
  • 1992 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1992-1996 Merry Mart - Haverford School, Haverford, PA
  • 1990 Group Shows in France

Awards

  • 2007 National Watercolor winner - Best of America Watercolor Artist Competition
  • 2001, 1998, 1996; Impressions
  • 1997, 1993 Art League of Delaware County
  • 1995 Art League of Delaware Ethel C. Smith Gallery
  • 1994 Franklin Mint Museum
  • 1994 American College

Collections

Delphine's watercolors can be found in many corporate and private collections such as the Pew, Haas & Rock families of Philadelphia, as well as distinctive collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Delphine Poussot is an exemplary artist who deftly combines technique, imagery and personal aesthetic into a seamless whole. She uses watercolors to explore the dazzling light reflecting qualities of flowers, leaves, and fruit, as they interact with water, glass and other reflecting surfaces. Her vision is one of fullness and vitality and her work is elegantly delightful.

-Richard Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld gallery

Like an archeologist of color and light, Delphine Poussot deconstructs a moment she sees in nature – garden flowers in a crystal vase, fruits hanging full on a branch still resplendent with dew, a fisherman wading in a quiet stream. When she reconforms her tableau, she reveals for the viewer the layers of transparency and reflection that create her vision of beauty. The first time I saw this harmonious depth of soul combined with her extraordinary technique, I knew immediately I must own that moment, live with it every day.

-Adrienne Roos Jones, Collector

    Delphine has appeared in the following publications:

  • American Artist - October 2011
  • The American Collector - April 2009
  • Best of America Watercolor Artists and Artisans Vol I - 2007
  • Bucks Magazine - November 2006
  • Main Line Today - October 2006
  • Main Line Today - September 2006
  • Art World News- June 2006
  • Brilliant Studios Magazine - Summer 2005
  • Suburban Times - January 2005
  • Art Matters - May 2004
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - April 2004
  • Main Line Ticket - July 2003
  • Main Line Times - Spring 2003
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - August 2002
  • Suburban Times - March 2002
  • Main Line Life's Guide to Arts - May 2001
  • Art Matters - April 2000
  • Main Line Ticket - January 2001
  • Main Line Life - March 1999
  • Main Line Life - November 1998
  • Main Line Life - November 1997
  • Main Line Times - March 1993
BIO

"My paintings are about Beauty and Light whether they are still lifes,landscapes or portraits. People enjoy looking at them because it makes them feel both relaxed and uplifted. These are the two effects that I extract from the subject matter and translate on the paper through composition, color and transparency.

I hope you have this experience when you view my work."

Born into an artistic family in Paris, Delphine began drawing and painting at age 3. Her father was a prominent architect, her mother a landscape architect, her great uncle designed airplanes and her great grand father was the jewellery designer Mauboussin. Her talent was fostered at home and through study in France and other parts of the world. In Paris, Delphine studied under sculptor, Etienne Martin. As years and study progressed, she went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first career steps took her to combining accomplishments in sculpture and commercial art as she designed perfume bottles and packaging for the cosmetics field.

It was shortly after coming to the States that Delphine began serious study in watercolor. She has studied with Skip Lawrence, Frank Francese, and most importantly Nita Engle who taught her how to paint with freedom and complete looseness and fluidity while retaining control where needed. She had always been moved and intrigued by the medium's organic and lively nature, after her classes with Nita her style settled to a very loose and airy adaptation that allows pigment to move with water, mixing in both controlled and unpredictable ways.

Poussot's watercolors combine a masterful talent of contrasting techniques. Her works glow with light and have the combination of soft movement and striking composition. She will tell you that she seeks to convey the absolute and miraculous beauty found in the simplest of creations. Delphine is a very disciplined and focused painter. And, that discipline and focus is driven by a passion fed by seeing her vision conveyed in pigment and paper.

Her artistic vision and diverse subject matter are fueled by her frequent travels around the world. Poussot constantly challenges herself by incorporating different uses of water and washes, as well as color and light, whether painting landscapes, still lifes or portraits of contemporary cultures.

Poussot has exhibited extensively in national and international shows over the past 18 years. In addition to numerous shows at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Poussot has exhibited at the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Garrubbo Bazan Gallery in West Chester, Galerie du Sud in Atlanta GA, the Morris Arboretum, and Port Grimaud, France. She is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society. She has served as a trustee on the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and lectured in their Visiting Artists Program. She resides in Naples, Florida.

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2002 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2000 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1999 Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill, PA
  • 1998 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA
  • 1996 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Aspects of the Summer at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF)
  • 2011 The Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2007 Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
  • 2006 The Gallery Bellaria, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2004 Garubbo Bazán Gallery, West Chester, PA
  • 2003 Galérie du Sud, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
  • 2003 The Studios at Greenlawn, Downingtown, PA
  • 2003 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Show, Bethesda, MD
  • 2001 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA
  • 2000 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998 Galérie Brissoni, Audincourt, France
  • 1998 Immaculata Art Show, Whiteland, PA
  • 1998 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1997 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1997 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996-1997 Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 1995-1997 Academy of Notre Dame, Villanova, PA
  • 1995 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1995 Galérie Drouant, Paris, France
  • 1994-2001 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994-1999 Art League of Delaware County of Chilton: Franklin Mint Museum; Wayne Art Center; The American College, PA 1994-1999 Ethel C. Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA
  • 1993 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1993 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • 1993 Daylesford Abbey Show, PA
  • 1993 Apremont, France
  • 1992 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1992-1996 Merry Mart - Haverford School, Haverford, PA
  • 1990 Group Shows in France

Awards

  • 2007 National Watercolor winner - Best of America Watercolor Artist Competition
  • 2001, 1998, 1996; Impressions
  • 1997, 1993 Art League of Delaware County
  • 1995 Art League of Delaware Ethel C. Smith Gallery
  • 1994 Franklin Mint Museum
  • 1994 American College

Collections

Delphine's watercolors can be found in many corporate and private collections such as the Pew, Haas & Rock families of Philadelphia, as well as distinctive collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Press

    Delphine has appeared in the following publications:

  • American Artist - October 2011
  • The American Collector - April 2009
  • Best of America Watercolor Artists and Artisans Vol I - 2007
  • Bucks Magazine - November 2006
  • Main Line Today - October 2006
  • Main Line Today - September 2006
  • Art World News- June 2006
  • Brilliant Studios Magazine - Summer 2005
  • Suburban Times - January 2005
  • Art Matters - May 2004
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - April 2004
  • Main Line Ticket - July 2003
  • Main Line Times - Spring 2003
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - August 2002
  • Suburban Times - March 2002
  • Main Line Life's Guide to Arts - May 2001
  • Art Matters - April 2000
  • Main Line Ticket - January 2001
  • Main Line Life - March 1999
  • Main Line Life - November 1998
  • Main Line Life - November 1997
  • Main Line Times - March 1993

Delphine Poussot is an exemplary artist who deftly combines technique, imagery and personal aesthetic into a seamless whole. She uses watercolors to explore the dazzling light reflecting qualities of flowers, leaves, and fruit, as they interact with water, glass and other reflecting surfaces. Her vision is one of fullness and vitality and her work is elegantly delightful.

-Richard Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld gallery

Like an archeologist of color and light, Delphine Poussot deconstructs a moment she sees in nature – garden flowers in a crystal vase, fruits hanging full on a branch still resplendent with dew, a fisherman wading in a quiet stream. When she reconforms her tableau, she reveals for the viewer the layers of transparency and reflection that create her vision of beauty. The first time I saw this harmonious depth of soul combined with her extraordinary technique, I knew immediately I must own that moment, live with it every day.

-Adrienne Roos Jones, Collector

Bio

"My paintings are about Beauty and Light whether they are still lifes,landscapes or portraits. People enjoy looking at them because it makes them feel both relaxed and uplifted. These are the two effects that I extract from the subject matter and translate on the paper through composition, color and transparency.

I hope you have this experience when you view my work."

Born into an artistic family in Paris, Delphine began drawing and painting at age 3. Her father was a prominent architect, her mother a landscape architect, her great uncle designed airplanes and her great grand father was the jewellery designer Mauboussin. Her talent was fostered at home and through study in France and other parts of the world. In Paris, Delphine studied under sculptor, Etienne Martin. As years and study progressed, she went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first career steps took her to combining accomplishments in sculpture and commercial art as she designed perfume bottles and packaging for the cosmetics field.

It was shortly after coming to the States that Delphine began serious study in watercolor. She has studied with Skip Lawrence, Frank Francese, and most importantly Nita Engle who taught her how to paint with freedom and complete looseness and fluidity while retaining control where needed. She had always been moved and intrigued by the medium's organic and lively nature, after her classes with Nita her style settled to a very loose and airy adaptation that allows pigment to move with water, mixing in both controlled and unpredictable ways.

Poussot's watercolors combine a masterful talent of contrasting techniques. Her works glow with light and have the combination of soft movement and striking composition. She will tell you that she seeks to convey the absolute and miraculous beauty found in the simplest of creations. Delphine is a very disciplined and focused painter. And, that discipline and focus is driven by a passion fed by seeing her vision conveyed in pigment and paper.

Her artistic vision and diverse subject matter are fueled by her frequent travels around the world. Poussot constantly challenges herself by incorporating different uses of water and washes, as well as color and light, whether painting landscapes, still lifes or portraits of contemporary cultures.

Poussot has exhibited extensively in national and international shows over the past 18 years. In addition to numerous shows at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Poussot has exhibited at the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Garrubbo Bazan Gallery in West Chester, Galerie du Sud in Atlanta GA, the Morris Arboretum, and Port Grimaud, France. She is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society. She has served as a trustee on the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and lectured in their Visiting Artists Program. She resides in Naples, Florida.

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2002 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2000 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1999 Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill, PA
  • 1998 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA
  • 1996 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994 French Corner Antiques, Haverford, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Aspects of the Summer at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF)
  • 2011 The Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2007 Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
  • 2006 The Gallery Bellaria, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2004 Garubbo Bazán Gallery, West Chester, PA
  • 2003 Galérie du Sud, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
  • 2003 The Studios at Greenlawn, Downingtown, PA
  • 2003 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Show, Bethesda, MD
  • 2001 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA
  • 2000 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998 Galérie Brissoni, Audincourt, France
  • 1998 Immaculata Art Show, Whiteland, PA
  • 1998 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1997 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1997 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996-1997 Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 1995-1997 Academy of Notre Dame, Villanova, PA
  • 1995 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1995 Galérie Drouant, Paris, France
  • 1994-2001 The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 1994-1999 Art League of Delaware County of Chilton: Franklin Mint Museum; Wayne Art Center; The American College, PA 1994-1999 Ethel C. Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA
  • 1993 Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
  • 1993 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • 1993 Daylesford Abbey Show, PA
  • 1993 Apremont, France
  • 1992 Woodmere Museum, PA
  • 1992-1996 Merry Mart - Haverford School, Haverford, PA
  • 1990 Group Shows in France

Awards

  • 2007 National Watercolor winner - Best of America Watercolor Artist Competition
  • 2001, 1998, 1996; Impressions
  • 1997, 1993 Art League of Delaware County
  • 1995 Art League of Delaware Ethel C. Smith Gallery
  • 1994 Franklin Mint Museum
  • 1994 American College

Collections

Delphine's watercolors can be found in many corporate and private collections such as the Pew, Haas & Rock families of Philadelphia, as well as distinctive collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Press

Delphine Poussot is an exemplary artist who deftly combines technique, imagery and personal aesthetic into a seamless whole. She uses watercolors to explore the dazzling light reflecting qualities of flowers, leaves, and fruit, as they interact with water, glass and other reflecting surfaces. Her vision is one of fullness and vitality and her work is elegantly delightful.

-Richard Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld gallery

Like an archeologist of color and light, Delphine Poussot deconstructs a moment she sees in nature – garden flowers in a crystal vase, fruits hanging full on a branch still resplendent with dew, a fisherman wading in a quiet stream. When she reconforms her tableau, she reveals for the viewer the layers of transparency and reflection that create her vision of beauty. The first time I saw this harmonious depth of soul combined with her extraordinary technique, I knew immediately I must own that moment, live with it every day.

-Adrienne Roos Jones, Collector

    Delphine has appeared in the following publications:

  • American Artist - October 2011
  • The American Collector - April 2009
  • Best of America Watercolor Artists and Artisans Vol I - 2007
  • Bucks Magazine - November 2006
  • Main Line Today - October 2006
  • Main Line Today - September 2006
  • Art World News- June 2006
  • Brilliant Studios Magazine - Summer 2005
  • Suburban Times - January 2005
  • Art Matters - May 2004
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - April 2004
  • Main Line Ticket - July 2003
  • Main Line Times - Spring 2003
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - August 2002
  • Suburban Times - March 2002
  • Main Line Life's Guide to Arts - May 2001
  • Art Matters - April 2000
  • Main Line Ticket - January 2001
  • Main Line Life - March 1999
  • Main Line Life - November 1998
  • Main Line Life - November 1997
  • Main Line Times - March 1993