Formerly Partner in a fundraising firm, a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduate work in journalism/ advertising, Del has been a an artist all her life, but since selling the firm, she is focused on art. Born and raised in the Appalachian foothills, she surprised her father at age 3 when she drew him an easily-recognizable horse. As a girl she exhibited at the inaugural Powers Crossroads Country Fair & Art Festival, and was a mainstay at the Creative Arts Guild Firehouse Festival. Del spent a summer in Italy studying art with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad program in 1976. She attends painting workshops in Cortona, as well as the Ringing School of Arts workshop in WildAcres, NC. Her paintings have been exhibited in many festivals and galleries, most recently at the Chastain Art Gallery and the Creative Arts Guild. Her work resides in a number of private collections. Her style has developed over the years from a tighter, more realistic rendition during her early days as an illustrator, to her current more energetic and loose use of pigment. Her love of color, light and her subject continues to infuse her work.