Delmus Phelps Fine Art

Creating Happiness since 1975!

Weekdays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays, in studio unless mowing grass or traveling to gardens. Sundays, Church!

Member of Trail Networks:
City Streets & Country Roads Artisan Trail (site #4)

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Consignment/Retail, Demonstrations, Instruction, Public Art/Installations

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Research suggests that flowers do indeed make us happy. After seeing my first large scale floral painting in Key West, and my son (who was in the Coast Guard) was chuckling at his ol’ man because he was standing there spell bond in front of this huge antique rose. I guess I had that look of a young sailor about to go on shore duty, and the excitement of the evening ahead was getting the better of him.

Well, that was many years ago, and the spell bond is still in place. Come see what I mean! Beauty, pure beauty.

Visit my studio and I’ll tell you more! I’m here most days, just call or message me to confirm.

Need to see more of my work? Visit my web site to see them all, read about upcoming events, or even sign up for my newsletter!

It’s always interesting to hear an artist’s journey, so I offer mine up for your review.

Being an artist started very early for me.

At 6 years old, my friend (Daniel D.) had extraordinary art skills. Coming from a famous artistic family, he had a great deal of positive reinforcement to produce art. I remember the beautiful beach scene he made for us in school with crayons. Blue skies, crashing waves, sea gulls in the air…

I remember Daniel, tongue extended to the corner of his mouth, crayon pushed to the limit, extracting every ounce of color onto the paper as he mashed the wax down with each scumble.

He had a vision and needed no preliminary outlines. Lot’s of times his crayons broke (you weren’t supposed to do that in those days), but at the end of the day, he was a 6 year old wonder.

He was my inspiration way back then…

Every time I pick up and smell a box of crayons, I’m rushed back to that day! I wanted to learn just how to do that!

So I did.

Want to beautify your home or office? I can work with you.


Delmus Phelps




120 Tomahawk Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24502

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