Featured Artist Toni Silber-Delerive

Artist Toni Silber-Delerive’s birds eye view landscapes are visually compelling. To see more of her paintings, visit her website.

 

"New York Summer Terraces" Acrylic painting featuring a birds eye view of New York buildings and streets by Toni Silber-Delerive

“New York Summer Terraces” Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 30″

 

In a previous life I must have been a bird.

 

"Nysa City Suburb" Acrylic painting of an aerial view of a cross street in a neighborhood by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Nysa City Suburb” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

 

Viewed from elevated positions, my aerial paintings interpret the world we live in, revealing a narrative while retaining the character of the location. I use a modern perspective to develop a graphic visual vocabulary which is more abstract than representational.

 

"Art Deco Pools" Acrylic painting of an aerial view multiple hotel swimming pools by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Art Deco Pools” Acrylic on Canvas, 48″ x 36″

 

My broad range of subjects chronicles architecture as well as the earth’s natural landscape. Some of the locations are specific, like “Art Deco Pools, Miami,” or have the feeling of their community, like “Jaipur, India”. I strive to compel viewers to see the world from a different perspective.

 

"Jaipur, India" Acrylic painting of a pink stucco city seen from above by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Jaipur, India” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

I explore the idea that, contrary to our desire for individualism, when we too often copy one another; creativity is lost to conformity.

 

"Paterson, NJ" Acrylic painting of a New Jersey suburb as seen from above by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Paterson, NJ” Acrylic on Canvas, 16″ x 16″

 

The houses are duplicated architecturally in many suburbs due to monetary restraints and the socioeconomic state of the inhabitants.

 

"Walkway in Shanghai" Acrylic painting of a complex highway in Shanghai from a birds eye view by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Walkway in Shanghai” Acrylic on Canvas, 40″ x 30″

 

I want my work to reflect on the world we live in. An aerial glimpse of motorways comments on the infrastructure explosion resulting urban development.

 

"Summer Fields" Acrylic painting of colorful farm fields from a birds eye view by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Summer Fields” Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 30″

 

From the elevated position of high-rise buildings and helicopters, my images of cities and towns, factories and farmlands, power plants, suburban communities and highways are delivered with a distinctive angle on structures frequently taken for granted.

 

"Chinese Houses" Acrylic painting of a Chinese neighborhood from an aerial view by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Chinese Houses” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

 

For my process, I start with the narrative, then proceed to sketch my idea from one my own photographs, Google maps or stock material.

 

"Tribeca NY Grid Pattern" Acrylic painting from a birds eye view of a NY neighborhood by Toni Silber-Delerive

“Tribeca NY Grid Pattern” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

 

The next step is to block out the shapes, patterns and color working with Photoshop to further refine composition and color. Finally, it is time to work at the easel.

 

Artist Toni Silber-Delerive

Artist Toni Silber-Delerive

 

I received a BFA in Painting from the Philadelphia College of Art. Featured in private and corporate collections, my work has been juried into many exhibitions. More information and visuals are available on my website.

 

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Comments

  1. These are certainly admirable. I like them all. My favorite is Jodhpur India.

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