It was eight months ago when charming, Brooklyn-born, Jillian DeLuca joined the arts council and it’s been a steady rise to prominence for her since. Her future success was already evident at Origins Gallery where she participated in many of their shows and saw a couple of her pen & ink drawings sell. It was shortly after becoming a member of the arts council that she won Second Place for her work on paper titled “Deep Roots.” That piece also SOLD! In fact, in the year-or-so that she has been exhibiting, Jillian has sold four pieces! All this adds up to her being an “Emerging Artist.”
Jillian grew up in Brodheadsville, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, earned an Associate Degree from Northampton Community College and then attended The Pratt Institute in New York. She graduated with an accredited Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture in 2013 and now works for an architectural firm in New Jersey, designing residential and commercial buildings.
Jillian’s education helped develop the technical aspects of her art and introduced her to the works of many notable architects where she found inspiration through their use of organic form and bold geometric shapes. Along with her own love of nature, her one-of-a-kind style of pen & ink drawings was born.
What’s the future look like for Jillian Deluca? Long term…pretty bright indeed! More of her work will be seen at Origins Gallery and PoconoArts. Some will win awards. Some will sell. Short term…as a recent winner of “Origins Gallery at Pocono Art’s Mural Arts Exhibition,” Jillian was selected to paint a mural at the The Mountain Center, near Tobyhanna.
Visitors to the center will be treated to Jillian’s larger-than-life-size mural of “Just One of the Trees.” Jillian’s original artwork for the mural was…you guessed…just SOLD! See more of Jillian’s work on her website.
“The Poconos and Beyond, The Paintings of Joyce Love” is on exhibit in the Weiler Family Community Room at Barrett Paradise Friendly Library through August. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 from 2-4PM.