Deltra Powney is an artist living and working in Alberta, Canada
Originally from a small agricultural community in Saskatchewan Deltra moved to Alberta to attend Medicine Hat College, receiving a Visual Communications Diploma, eventually working in advertising in Edmonton. She mentored High School students at the Jasper Place Artist Residency, and started exhibiting her work. She graduated from the University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction focused in painting, and printmaking. Her work has been retained by corporate, private collectors, and the University of Alberta. Deltra divides her time between painting at her home studio in Stony Plain, printmaking at the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers in Edmonton, and teaching adult painting classes at Edmonton City Arts Centre.
Deltra will be attending Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the summer of 2018 where she is looking forward to an immersive experience of being in and around the environments of the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon Territory. This experience will provide Deltra with opportunity of capturing the essence of wild spaces. She anticipates bringing visual research back to the studio from location to use in larger paintings and print projects and to exhibit the works that reflect her experiences.
You can follow Deltra’s art practice on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, subscribe to her newsletter blog, and attend exhibitions where she would love to chat with you in person.