The Goodness of a World That was intended to be

August 6th - September 30, 2016

Patmos Art Center, The Community of Jesus

Longing for Eden

A series inspired by biblical scripture about the Garden of Eden and beauty found and experienced in nature. The works are explorations about natural creation, diminishing goodness and a longing to return to that ideal reality.

Artist Statement:

I compose deeply layered works that invite awareness of brokenness, dependence, and sufficiency while exploring themes of love and identity. My aesthetic is focused on creative spontaneity, gestural abstraction, restraint, imperfection, and serene beauty, which I strive to accomplish through expressive fluid brushstrokes with unexpected use of color and textures. Extracting from the crossroads of my faith journey and nature, I find respite and inspiration in the pauses and outer fringes of everyday life. By searching for connections between doubt and certainty, exposing and accepting weakness, rediscovering hope and possibilities, I humbly learn to receive undeserved grace.

Delro Rosco- Biography

Blue Nalu Photography
Blue Nalu Photography

Delro Rosco was born in 1963 and raised in ‘Ewa on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i. These surroundings would forever serve as a key source of inspiration for his art. At an early age he was encouraged by his family to draw and paint and attended classes at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which sparked a passion for art. Delro graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1985 with a BA in Studio Art.

With his love for botanical subjects, Delro has worked as an illustrator since 1988 specializing in art for label and package design. His award winning illustrations have adorned national and international packaging for prestigious clientele that include Del Monte, E&J Gallo, Hain Celestial Group, Heinz, Kellogg Co., Safeway, United Airlines, and Williams-Sonoma. These stunning watercolor illustrations have garnered him awards from the Society of Illustrators of New York, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and the National Watercolor Society.

In 2007, he discovered nihonga, Japanese mineral pigment painting and continues to learn about the style of painting through workshops, experimentation, and visits to Japan. With his mastery of botanical painting, Delro explores the use of nihonga along with digital mixed media painting and hopes to create work that gives back something that the world needs.

Exhibit Hours

Monday- Saturday 11 am – 5 pm ( closed Wednesdays), Free Admission

Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Dr, Orleans, MA 02653

For more information email [email protected], 508-240-7090