Chrysa Dellaporta’s passion for art and for the marine craft she depicts

Art and auctions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles — By on May 9, 2017 at 11:30 PM

Chryssa Delaporta and her ships

Greek artist Chrysa Dellaporta has spent “endless hours” in shipyards, fascinated by the structure of ocean-going ships, of yachts and of sailing boats.

She displays in her work what she has learned about restoration and maintenance of vessels, depicting “proud prows with their masterful superstructures.”
Her enthusiasm for maritime subjects and seamanship grew from a project to restore a boat in poor condition that she and her husband acquired.

She was born in the inland city of Agrinio, west central Greece, but now lives and works closer to the sea,.

The Aralus ex Sulara

Her studio in Markopoulo Mesogaia of Attika is filled with nautical pictures, books and memorabilia.
Her work  shows sensitivity and her great love for the sea and all things associated with it. Chrysa works on canvas and at other times directly on wood, conveying great diligence, attention to detail and descriptiveness as much in regard to form as to dimension.
She tells maritime stories and reveals the ‘character’ of each yacht or other vessel, using the traditional technique of marine painting and the honesty of realism, where the style itself could be called ‘yacht portraiture.’

The Evgenios Evgenidis

With eight solo exhibitions already in her portfolio, from the Naval Museum of Greece, to the Yacht Club of Greece, HORC, twice in the Piraeus Marine Club, the Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetses (for the Armata and the Spetses Classic Race every year from 2011 to 2016), Gallery Nymphes, Blender Gallery, Titanium Gallery, and others, her reputation in this field of yacht portraiture is steadily growing.

The artist’s paintings are  in many private collections in Greece and abroad.
Chrysa is ready to accept orders to paint the portrait of your boat…

Please see www.delaporta.com

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