David Frederick Riley

  • artwork of blackfeet chief
  • artwork man on horse
  • artwork bear tree
  • curious fox artwork
  • fishing in the rocky mountains
  • mountain lion artwork
  • fox artwork
  • wolf artwork
  • man playing guitar on horse
  • raccoon artwork
  • bison artwork
  • black bear artwork
  • pack of wolves artwork
  • curious fox artwork
  • riders on horseback artwork
  • artwork bear tree
  • Tree Hugger

    Oil
    40″ X 50″

    SOLD

  • bison artwork
  • Shake It Off

    Oil
    48″ X 48″

    SOLD

  • black bear artwork
  • Sunset Black Bear

    Oil
    60″ X 48″

    SOLD

  • mountain lion artwork
  • Glare

    Oil
    60″ X 48″

    SOLD

  • riders on horseback artwork
  • Ready to Ride

    Oil
    48″ X 72″

    SOLD

  • fox artwork
  • Glint

    Oil
    40″ X 40″

    SOLD

  • wolf artwork
  • Glow

    Oil
    60″ X 48″

    SOLD

  • artwork of blackfeet chief
  • Blackfeet Chief

    Oil
    48″ X 48″

    $10,300

  • raccoon artwork
  • Rascal

    Oil
    36″ X 24″

    SOLD

  • pack of wolves artwork
  • Wild Run

    Oil
    40″ X 80″

    $16,000

  • fishing in the rocky mountains
  • Fishing in the Rockies

    Oil
    60″ X 40″

    $10,900

  • artwork man on horse
  • Setting Sun

    Oil
    72″ X 48″

    SOLD

  • man playing guitar on horse
  • Playing in a Tough Crowd

    Oil
    48″ X 60″

    $13,350

  • curious fox artwork
  • Curious Creatures

    Oil
    60″ X 36″

    SOLD

  • Chief Duck

    Oil
    48″ X 48″

    $10,300

  • Peaceful Moment

    Oil
    40″ X 40″

    SOLD

  • Focus

    Oil
    60″ X 40″

    SOLD

  • Sioux Chief

    Oil
    48″ X 38″

    SOLD


  • Personal Space

    Oil
    48″ X 48″

    SOLD


  • Great Big Hello

    Oil
    48″ X 60″

    SOLD


  • Slick

    Oil
    36″ X 36″

    SOLD


Artist Bio

David Riley is a gallery artist, portrait and wildlife painter, and illustrator.

His painting is inspired by the universal narratives of the human condition, emotion and the similar elements that appear in Nature. David works primarily in oil, contrasting contemporary color fields and abstract space with traditional handling of the human form. He uses color harmonies to showcase emotion and the vibrancy of life. His work frequently illustrates themes of emotional and spiritual growth.

David’s southwestern contemporary works are a unique approach to the wildlife and persons of the West: bison, longhorns, bears and iconic Native American figures. His palette is usually monochromatic, but the power of the imagery creates such an impression, that color is not missed. He has just commenced a collection of cowboys.

David has a BFA and MFA in Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award. After a ten year career in illustration and teaching for Colorado Mesa University, He and his family now live in Utah, where he teaches and paints. David is the owner and primary instructor at Open Air Art Space.

David Riley has recently been a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon, Oil Painter’s of America National Juried Exhibition, and was in the top 100 finalists in London’s BP Portrait Award.

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