Gerald DeLoach was born in Alligator, Mississippi, which is about an hour’s drive from Clarksdale. He attended Delta State in 1966, initially studying bookkeeping, but then changing majors to art. He met artist and teacher Sammy Britt while at Delta State, who helped him develop his painting style. He moved to Provincetown, Mass. in 1969 to study with the color painter Henry Hensche at The Cape School of Art (also Samuel Britt‘s teacher).
DeLoach is a landscape impressionist painter, photographer, and he produces sketches and drawings.