My name is Laurel Ann Riley. I am a visual artist, dancer, and educator. I grew up in Point Reyes Station and have been living between Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay for the past 3 years. Although I experiment with different mediums, I work mostly with watercolors, oil pastels, and mixed-media collage since these are the materials I can bring anywhere with me.
I use wide strokes and primary child-like colors to create vivid color-scapes, ranging from subtle to saturated. I bring together natural and architectural elements and poetry to explore sensations, emotions, and ideas. My work uses self-portraits as an exploration of growth processes, the natural world, self-image, gender, and the emotional experience of living in a body.
I make art to tell visual stories of the magic and possibility in everyday life. I came back to drawing as a personal process of journaling accompanied by drawings and expanded into larger paintings when living in Chile in 2017. I have been traveling and working as an independent artist and educator for the past couple years, painting murals and selling prints in outdoor markets throughout Chile and Argentina.
I created this body of work over the past 9 months, living in Uruguay. I invite you to pay attention to the sensations and emotions that move in you while viewing this collection.
“Home Inside” by Laurel Ann (LA) Riley
To purchase prints, check out the artist’s online print sale at https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/laurelriley/ , or click on the titles of the individual art pieces below for a direct link to each.
A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Dance Palace.
To contact the artist directly with any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org