Living and working in France and India, Maite draws on the diverse aesthetics of these cultures.
In her work, plant and birdlife are put in focus. Delteil’s attentiveness to detail is a form of devotion: her paintings are songs of praise, in which she exalts the beauty of things even as they pass into decay and dissolution, as creatures of time. The palette enhances the otherworldliness in her work. She brings together nature and artifice, creating a sense of balance and restraint which marks her paintings. Maite Delteil received her art education at Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, Academic Julian and National School of Art. This was followed by fellowship from the Government and Institute De France to study in Spain and Greece in quick succession. She received the Prix De la Casa Velasquez in 1959. Delteil’s work has been exhibited widely in several cities of France as well as other countries in Europe. She has also held exhibitions of her work in countries in America and Japan. Solo exhibitions with Art Musings include Enchanted, 2013; Fruits of Grace, 2007; Gardens of Grace; 2004. A monograph was also released along with the exhibition. The artist lives and works in Paris and Delhi.