April Riley

April Riley

Artwork

Cranberry Place , 2018
April Riley

Cranberry Place , 2018

36 x 48 in

In Pink Condition , 2019
April Riley

In Pink Condition , 2019

36 x 36 in

Poppy Red , 2018
April Riley

Poppy Red , 2018

24 x 18 in

Top Hat, 2019
April Riley

Top Hat, 2019

36 x 24 in

We're Having A Party II, 2019
April Riley

We're Having A Party II, 2019

24 x 18 in

Elegance , 2018
April Riley

Elegance , 2018

48 x 30 in

It Makes Me Happy Too, 2019
April Riley

It Makes Me Happy Too, 2019

36 x 36 in

Renewal , 2019
April Riley

Renewal , 2019

40 x 30 in

Turtle Paint I, 2018
April Riley

Turtle Paint I, 2018

24 x 20 in

Wild Flowers, 2018
April Riley

Wild Flowers, 2018

36 x 36 in

Follow The River , 2018
April Riley

Follow The River , 2018

36 x 48 in

Last Dance , 2019
April Riley

Last Dance , 2019

48 x 36 in

Strolling , 2018
April Riley

Strolling , 2018

48 x 24 in

Turtle Paint II, 2018
April Riley

Turtle Paint II, 2018

24 x 18 in

Hand Picked, 2019
April Riley

Hand Picked, 2019

46 x 46 in

Out Of The Park , 2019
April Riley

Out Of The Park , 2019

48 x 24 in

Symphony II, 2019
April Riley

Symphony II, 2019

60 x 48 in

We're Having A Party I, 2019
April Riley

We're Having A Party I, 2019

24 x 18 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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