Over the last number of years my work has been loosely based on the theme 'Art and Extinction' and more recently the 'Shark Series' which relates to this broader theme. The work is characterized by and generally associated with my own ideas about art and extinction. The nature of this work has been a series of ongoing oil sketches developed into bigger and more significant aspects of these studies in larger canvas and/ or board, using oil as the main medium. To date this has taken on a motif, that of a tope or a shark, a homage to the European natura morta tradition with a twist on the Pieta.
The genesis of these works lie in a protracted period of time print-making, particularly etching and lithography, with its tonal nuances .The intaglio , mezzotint, carborundum experience gave me a new insight into the possibilities of elaborating these visual sensations but this time using this accumulated knowledge of the etching surface in muted tonal painting. This is the approach applied to the 'Shark series' above with a whole new set of possibilities in painting.
A member of Aosdana, The Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers and the Royal Ulster Academy, Delargy is listed in the Dictionary of Living Irish Artists (2010) compiled by Robert O’Byrne.