Contemporary realist Del-Bourree Bach is known for his striking and almost tactile depictions of man and nature. Although many of his paintings are inspired by the sea and the life in and around it, he enjoys paintings many subjects from rural farms to western vistas to city sidewalks. His painting invite viewers to enter into the scene and challenge them to create their own stories and impressions. Primarily a studio painter, he works mainly in acrylic, but also enjoys transparent watercolor.
Del’s work is included in many private and public collections including the Florence Griswold Museum in CT, the Albrecht Kemper Museum in MO, the Salmagundi Club New York and the U. S. Embassy and Coast Guard Art Collections. He has received over 250 awards in regional, national and international competition including the George Gray Award from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Robert Sanstrom Prize and Gold Medal from the National Society of Painter in Casein and Acrylic (the first artist honored with this award) and the Silver Medal of Honor from the Allied Artists of America and Audubon Artists. He was honored by the Artists for Conservation for “Artistic Excellence and Extraordinary Dedication to Conservation”. In 2016 he was awarded Best Acrylic Painting in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America and achieved Master Status, an honor shared by only a dozen living artists.
Bach is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists (former board member), Artists for Conservation, Allied Artists of America, American Artists Professional League (Fellow). Audubon Artists, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, National Oil and Acrylic Painters (Master), Academic Artists Association, and International Society of Acrylic Painters (Master), among others. He is an elected artist member of the Salmagundi Club New York (former board member), Providence Art Club (Art Committee Member), Copley Society of Art Boston(Copley Master), Lyme Art Association (current board member) and the Mystic Museum of Art (former board member)among others.