Like her landscape paintings, Jan DeLipsey is a breath of fresh air. She’s wonderfully witty, laughs freely, and is an open book when talking about her life and struggles. It’s not quite what you would expect of a psychologist. A what? Yes, you read that correctly; DeLipsey is not only an award-winning artist; she’s a psychologist.
“I’m 68,” she says. “I retired when I was 60 and started painting for fun. One thing led to another, and here I am. It’s the most interesting, fun thing I’ve ever done.”
14” by 20”
“I grew up in a ranching family. Painting this piece reminded me of many things past, and the northern Arizona rock and cliffs walls were a beautiful contrasting backdrop for the farms there.”
24” by 30”
“I was set up with my paint kit in Arizona on a precarious mesa when this thunderstorm rolled in from virtually nowhere. I had intended to paint the distant mesas and cliffs and found myself quickly trying to catch the feel of a storm rolling over me and, eventually, into me. Needless to say, after a quick study of color and shape, I hightailed it to safety when the canyons started to crackle.”