Don DeLeva is an American born portrait / landscape painter known for his angular compositions
and collage like imagery. His vision and approach to art is based in automatic thought and the
ability of the mind to create its own reality. Don DeLeva uses visual textures and impasto applied paint to suggest
light, shape and image. He uses these qualities to portray a mood of changing thought and discovery in his work. DeLeva's
imagery lends itself to a viewer's personal interpretation reminiscent of Salvador Dali or Frances Bacon.
In 2012 Don's work focused mainly on the white collar worker as the hero of America's financial institutions. Portraits are fractured and compartmentalized, exaggerated and surreal portraying the confusion, greed and dark values that workers face every day when faced with the choice between the health of a world economy and personal wealth.