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Del-Bourree Bach


Del-Bourree Bach February 3, 2020 – Del-Bourree Bach, Inspirations from Boca Grande and Beyond opens MONDAY 10am-5pm

Contemporary realist Del-Bourree Bach has been a working professional painter for the last 40 years. He is known for his striking and almost tactile depictions of man and nature. Although many are inspired by the sea and the life in and around it, he enjoys painting many subjects from rural farms to western vistas to city sidewalks. His paintings invite viewers to enter into the scene and challenge them to create their own stories. Primarily a studio painter, he works mainly in acrylic, but occasionally enjoys transparent watercolor.

Del's work is included in many private and public collections including the Florence Griswold Museum in CT, the Albrecht Kemper Museum in MO, the Salmagundi Club New York and the U.S. Embassy and Coast Guard Art Collections. He has received more than 200 awards in national and international competition, including three Awards of Excellence at the International Exhibition of Marine Art at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Best in Show and Best Painting in Acrylic in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America, where he is one of only 12 artists who have achieved Master status. In 2017 he received the Grand Prize at the Third Acadia Invitational in Maine and in 2018 he received the Curator's Award for the Most Significant Contribution to American Masters at the exhibit’s 10th Anniversary. In 2006 he was the first artist to be awarded the newly minted Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal and prize by the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. He has received the George Gray Award from the United States Coast Guard and the Silver Medal of Honor from Allied Artists of America. His paintings have also recently received awards at the Slater Museum, Salmagundi Club New York, Copley Society of Boston, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, American Artists Professional League, Providence Art Club and Academic Artists among others. He has been honored by Artists for Conservation for "Artistic Excellence and Extraordinary Dedication to Conservation".

American Artist magazine published the first article on Del's paintings in 2002. This has been followed by features in The Artists Magazine (2002, 2014), International Artist (Master Painters of the World 2003), Watercolor Magic (2005), American Art Collector (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), Acrylic Artist (2014) and Fine Art Connoisseur (2010, 2014, 2016), and Ink Magazine in 2018.

Represented by galleries throughout the country, Del regularly has solo, duo and group shows. Recent exhibitions include American Masters at SCNY 10th Anniversary Exhibition (New York), the International Exhibition of Marine Art at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, "The Art of Conservation 2018 – an International Exhibit of Nature in Art" and his annual solo show at Hughes Gallery in Boca Grande, FL.

Bach is a signature member or exhibiting artist member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Artists for Conservation, Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America, American Artists Professional League (Fellow), Audubon Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (Master), National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Salmagundi Club of New York and Providence Art Club, Copley Society in Boston (Copley Artist), Lyme Art Association, Mystic Museum of Art and Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts among others.

Del and his wife, Kristen moved to their Mystic, CT home, "Pirate Hill", in 2003 after 30 years of apartment dwelling in New York City. Aside from his own painting, Del is involved in many aspects of the art community. He has served on boards and Art Committees of a number of not-for profits including the American Society of Marine Artists (current board member), Salmagundi and Providence Art Clubs, Mystic Museum of Art and Lyme Art Association (current board member). He is well respected as a judge of regional and national exhibitions and also charity auctioneer.

Awards, Exhibitions & Honors, 2018
Exhibitions & awards, 2016
Exhibitions & awards, 2015
Exhibitions & awards, 2014
Exhibitions & awards, 2013
Exhibitions & awards, 2012
Exhibitions & awards, 2011
Exhibitions & awards, 2010
Exhibitions & awards, 1996-2009

Other honors:

* Deployment and painting commissions for Coast Guard Art Program
* San Diego – Tactical Law Enforcement Team
* Signature Membership – Paint America Signature Society
* Elected Artists Membership – Lyme Art Association (Also Duo Show)
* Featured in American Art Collector and Western Art Collector articles about inaugural year of American Masters Exhibition

Signature Member status:

*American Society of Marine Artists
*Society of Animal Artists
*National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
*National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
*Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Louisiana, and North East

Watercolor Societies:

*American Artist Professional League

Elected Member status:

*Audubon Artists, American Artists Professional League
*Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
*Salmagundi Club
*Providence Art Club

Feature articles have been written about Del in these publications:

Boat US
American Artist
International Artist
Watercolor Magic
American Art Collector
A Blast from the Past
A Blast from the Past
Beacomber
Beacomber
Break of Day
Break of Day
Dusk Surf
Dusk Surf
Happy Time
Happy Time
High Noon
High Noon
Home
Home
Jack
Jack and Jill
Peared Up
Peared Up
Penny Wise
Penny Wise
Shady Duet
Shady Duet
Smooth Sailing
Smooth Sailing
Surging Sea
Surging Sea
The Old Country Farm
The Old Country Farm
Traveling Through
Traveling Through
Wheels Down
Wheels Down
Winter Adventure
Winter Adventure
Winter Homestead
Winter Homestead
Billboard Man
Billboard Man
Red Light District
Red Light District
Dog's Best Friend
Dog's Best Friend
Gasparilla Relic
Gasparilla Relic
Day Tripper
Day Tripper
Lighting The Way
Lighting The Way
Night Work
Night Work
Boca Mermaid
Boca Mermaid

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