Jarid del Deo views himself as a documentary painter. He feels a connection to the tradition of representational picture-making and is committed to observation. He believes that his genuine appreciation for the common objects and scenes around him is what activates his pictures. He strives to make images that can be understood individually and do not rely on a wider context.
del Deo lives and paints in Biddeford, ME He received his BFA from the University of New Hampshire.