Denys Delhanty was Head Of Art at Cheltenham Ladies College between 1951 and 1964. He lectured in Art and Art History at Rolle College of Education in Exmouth, Devon between 1964 and 1966 and was then appointed Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at Gloucestershire College of Education. His work has been included in group shows at The Bristol Guild, The Cheltenham Group of Artists, the Fosseway Artists and the Welsh Group. He became a member of the RWA in 1978 and was included in a six person exhibition at the Academy.
Denys Delhanty comments in the RWA Members questionnaire of October 2000 that after the Second World War he painted landscape in a romantic manner….he writes that during the 1970's…..
'I introduced collage into my painting until it eventually became my main method of working. I paint and make marks in a variety of media, on paper, cloth and card and find unexpected starting points for the construction and exploration of visual experience and mood. I like to explore the tension between architectural and organic forms and play with colour and shape. I find that the medium provides both a discipline and a sense of freedom.'