The Artist

"In the wild, animals are elusive, and often seen only briefly. To bring a true appreciation of their personalities to the viewer, I feel that every pose and expression must be real, without added sentimentality or idealism. I strive to give the viewer an awareness that every creature is sentient, to inspire the viewer to support the preservation of wildlife and habitat and the right of every wild-born animal to roam free.  Viewers, many of whom may not have the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitats, have remarked to me that when they spend time with my paintings, they develop a deep relationship with them. I am grateful that my work inspires such meaningful experience. "
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Laurie Riley’s passion for wildlife is evident in her detailed, award-winning paintings. Much of her life has been spent immersed in the beauty of nature and wildlife observation. Laurie was fortunate in her teen years to be tutored by a nature artist from the Wedgewood Company of England, and had her first one-person gallery show at the age of 16. She then received a scholarship to study art and music at Marlboro College, Vermont. Her paintings have been shown in galleries in the discerning art communities of Sedona, Tubac, and Jerome, Arizona; and in Seattle-area galleries and juried shows.. Her work was featured on the cover of the June 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association. Her work has won multiple awards from various arts organizations and shows, inlcuding Best of Animal and WIldlife category in the 2019 Internatinal Guild of Realism online salon, and AFC's Artsits of the Month for AUgust 2020.


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