April Riley

Artwork

Blue Corsage

April Riley

Blue Corsage

48 x 24 in

In Pink Condition

April Riley

In Pink Condition

36 x 36 in

Perfection

April Riley

Perfection

36 x 36 in

Circles

April Riley

Circles

60 x 48 in

Kaleidoscope I

April Riley

Kaleidoscope I

60 x 48 in

Pink Corsage

April Riley

Pink Corsage

48 x 24 in

Far Away

April Riley

Far Away

48 x 24 in

Kaleidoscope II

April Riley

Kaleidoscope II

48 x 48 in

Red Square

April Riley

Red Square

36 x 36 in

Hidden Lake

April Riley

Hidden Lake

36 x 36 in

Moss

April Riley

Moss

48 x 48 in

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April Riley
April Riley’s exposure to virtually every medium of fine art began when she was a young child. However, it wasn’t until she was 50 that she picked up her first brush and began to explore her innate talent for artistic expression. Before she took her first art class, she was already adept at creating evocative color palettes and sensitive compositions. She had the eye; all she needed were the techniques. Her formal studies only served to enhance her natural talents. April has always been more about the painting process than the subject matter. She explores different tools, lines, and ways to vary brushstrokes to interpret familiar subjects. Working primarily in acrylics, she is able to drip, scrape, and paint-over using brushes, pallet knives, cardboard, and sponges. April has an intuitive’ approach to art. She strives not for realism, but for dramatic interpretations of people and things. While working on a painting, she may step back and notice that one element needs some work. But before she’s through, the entire painting may have changed with each new element affecting those that surround it. This may happen several times before she is satisfied that the work is finished. Her loose elements and unpredictable brush strokes express the joy of discovery she feels when painting., Combined with her interesting use of color she seems to capture the essence of her subject matter. April explains, “I love the creative process, and when it works, I’m joyful.”
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