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28 ARTIST PROFILE Adele Riley

Adele Riley

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hile often starting a work en plein air in local forests or on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon, land and seascape artist Adele Riley’s passion is to paint intuitively as she recalls the atmosphere, sounds and feelings of the place, using paint and brush to flesh out her memories. Drawn to light and colour, she connects to the viewer with glowing passages of sunset pink where the sun’s rays reflect from slick wet sand, flashes of bright white breaking through moody storm-filled skies, and warm

First Day of Summer, 2019, acrylic & acrylic inks on framed canvas, 52 x 62 cm

dappled spots of yellow falling on sun-soaked holiday spots. Always striving to avoid repetition in her work, the artist constantly experiments with media and colour, trying new techniques to keep each piece fresh. Working with many layers – and with lots of varied tools to hand – she makes marks from wax and pencil, sometimes scraping and scratching into her paintings and finishing with satisfyingly thick applications of paint from a pallet knife. Using acrylic inks alongside the paint, she mirrors the emotional content of the piece with the pigment; allowing them create a

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Inside Artists - Issue 18  

Created through a pandemic and global lockdown, this issue is unlike any we have previously published. The arts have have been affected over...

Inside Artists - Issue 18  

Created through a pandemic and global lockdown, this issue is unlike any we have previously published. The arts have have been affected over...

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