About Laurie Riley

To inquire about a painting or a commission, please contact Laurie at laurie.riley@live.com

 

Member

 

 

SIgnature Member, Artists for Conservation

 

 

 

Member, Board of Directors: International Society of Scratchboard Artists

 

 

 

ABOUT LAURIE RILEY: 

Laurie Riley is a signature member of Artists for Conservation, an award-winning member of the International Guild of Realism, and a board member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Her astoundingly detailed work has been shown in several international online juried shows, and prizes include “Best of Animals and Wildlife” in the 2019 online exhibition of the International Guild of Realism. She also received the prestigious Featured AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for August 2020, and her painting “Iguana” will be shown in the 2020 Artists for Conservation annual juried “International Exhibit of Nature in Art”, which is the world’s top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale.

Her work has also been shown in galleries in the discerning art communities of Sedona, Tubac, and Jerome, Arizona; in Seattle-area galleries and juried shows, and in her own gallery. Laurie’s work was featured on the cover of the June 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association.

Viewers remark that Laurie’s paintings depict the soul of the animal as well as the finest details of its physical appearance. “It’s as though he’s speaking to me,” is an often-heard comment in her gallery. To bring a true appreciation of their personalities to the viewer, each pose and expression is real, without added idealism; yet there is something more happening here than just paint and canvas. Laurie strives to give the viewer an awareness that every creature is sentient. It is her intention to inspire the viewer to support the preservation of wildlife and habitat, and the right of every wild-born animal to roam free. Laurie’s patrons have remarked that when they spend time with her paintings, they develop a deep relationship with them. Laurie is grateful that her work inspires such meaningful experience.

Laurie contributes a portion of the proceeds of her art sales to wildlife and nature organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, and Artists for Conservation.

Laurie currently shows her work in her gallery in Port Townsend, WA (by appointment), and in the upcoming shows below:

Upcoming Shows:

Artists for Conservation show, Oct. 1-4, 2020 (live in Vancouver BC Canada and online) https://festival.artistsforconservation.org

Oldfield Art Show, Oct. 1-31, 2020 virtual show https://fredoldfieldcenter.org/oldfield-art-show

Past recent shows:

International Guild of Realism online shows 2019 and 2020

Past gallery showings:

  • Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
  • Pura Vida Gallery, Jerome, AZ
  • Canyons Gallery, Sedona AZ
  • Kinion Fine Arts, Sedona AZ
  • Art and Soul Gallery, Bothell, WA

Juried shows:

  • Artists for Conservation
  • International Guild of Realism
  • Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Art Museum
  • Sedona Arts Festival, AZ
  • Edmonds Arts festival, WA
  • Glendale Arts Council (AZ) Juried Show  (Patron Purchase Award 2007)
  • West Valley Art Museum, AZ
  • Prescott Fine Arts Fair, AZ
  • Sedona Arts Center – various juried shows (2nd Place Professional 2007)
  • Tubac Juried Arts Festival, AZ
  • Tubac Arts Center Miniature Show
  • Tsuga Fine Arts miniature shows, Bothell, WA
  • Gallery North Juried Miniature Show, Edmonds, WA
  • Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center Western and Wildlife Art Shows, WA
  • Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline WA
  • Bothell Live Arts, WA
  • Mountlake Terrace Festival of the Arts  (honorable mention 2010)
  • Valley Art Show, Duvall WA  (2nd Place 2010)
  • Kirkland Art Center Studio Tour 2013

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