Harman Delyea, Fernie Artist
Harman is a self-taught artist and avid outdoorsman in Fernie, B.C. He started painting wildlife in acrylics in 1990.
He enjoys recreational time pursuing outdoor activities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From an early age his interests were studying and observing the natural world. Early in his painting experience, he was awarded for life-like presentation of wildlife at a juried art show in Cranbrook. In 1993, a painting was selected as a finalist by jurors to appear in an exhibition of contemporary B.C. artists. In 1994, a painting was chosen as a finalist by jurors for the B.C. Visual Art Show on Vancouver Island. His works have been exhibited at Fernie Arts Station and at an art show at a Fernie resort. One of his works was one of three finalists selected from across Canada for the back cover of Readers' Digest magazine. Along with his wife, Bev, his paintings were exhibited in the “Delyea and Delyea Art Exhibit” at the Fernie Museum Art Gallery. Over the years, his paintings began to include landscape paintings as well as fishing, birds and flowers of the Rockies.
In 2012, Harman and Bev launched the website Delyea Art to share Harman’s paintings, and for Bev to share her stained-glass mosaics online. The story of Harman and Bev’s enjoyment of exploring National Parks, Provincial Parks, mountain trails, rivers and lakes together for the past 48 years will be added to delyeaart.com soon.
While some original paintings and fine art reproductions are available on delyeaart.com, gift items and souvenirs bearing art images on them are available at Fernie Craft Fairs and summer park markets as well as a number of local outlets.