“All of our previous selves are still alive in us, but under the surface,” David Frederick Riley says, reflecting on his life as an artist ahead of his Altamira exhibition. To prepare, Riley has been perusing his old sketchbooks, many of which are filled with the faces he idolized as a teen and young adult: famous athletes, musicians, Hollywood icons.
The birth of David Frederick Riley’s first child six years ago was the “kick in the pants” he needed to transition from illustration to pursuing fine art full time. Looking... Read More
In mid-2017, when Utah artist David Frederick Riley began creating large-scale, monochromatic paintings of western wildlife in his studio, he viewed it as nothing more than an opportunity for some free-spirited experimentation.
Behind the scenes of one of my new pieces.
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