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Welcome to the official website of Naturalist Artist, Toby Delk.
'The Great Egret of the Everglades'
Note of inspieration: "Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine love, but human belief misinterprets nature". - Mary Baker Eddy
Toby Kris Hein Delk (b. 1992) is an artist and oil painter of animals/birds, cats/dogs, horses/ponies, flowers/trees, rural/landscapes, and his style inlcudes Realism and Luminism
Delk grew up in the Mid Tennesssee-South Kentucky area, and since age 5, has shown a talent and appreciation for the visual and musical arts. Influential to his life and art were trips to his grandparents and uncle in KY and TN, and German-Danish lineage. His Grandparents love for birds, nature, animals, music and spirtuality, subjects of which he shared interests with and that he includes in all his art. Last but not least, his parents that have encouraged him and exposed him to art and travel.
Delk took 2 years of art classes from Jennifer McDonald of Gallatin, TN, and 8 years of classes from renowned artist/teacher/mentor, Marion Cook of Goodlettsville, TN.
Artists that have influenced his work include, John James Audubon and Thomas Kinkade
This previous logo celebrates and dates my work for the first 10 years of paintings (2007 - 2017). I have now created a new ones with the Black-Capped Chickadee, which I am now signing the front of my paintings with.