ArtWalk location- Calgary Trail bus lane closure between 82 ave and 83 ave.
Chris is originally from the North West Territories. An athlete in her youth, Chris privately was A lifelong artist in some capacity. After years on the West Coast of BC she eventually found her way back to Edmonton in 2002 when she finally was able to pursue her art passion as a career. Since then she has had numerous group and solo exhibits. Her unique style is been sought out for several private and corporate commissions as well as a number of live performance paintings for Rotaries and other charities.
Chris finds inspiration everywhere and anywhere including studying the masters, post impressionist and abstract artists, art galleries, classic poetry and music, her surroundings, photo references and loads of imagination for her works which are constantly evolving. She paints full time from her studio in her heritage home in Parkland County near Spruce Grove. She study travels, including West Coast Islands, Spain, France, Caribbean and seeks out workshops and instructors that speak to her intention as an experimental artist seeking new discoveries. Most recently attending an experimental mixed media workshop in Sarasota Florida while staying on their sail boat. Chris and her hubby spend as many winter months as possible living aboard and Island hopping the Caribbean Islands and Florida.
Chris is a member of Federation of Canadian Artists, Night of Artists, International Society of Experimental Artists and Edmonton Arts Council.
New works, shows and gallery representation can be found on her website www.rileyart.com or on her facebook page Chris Riley Art. and soon coming Riley Art Grotto.
*** the RILEY ART GROTTO *** Chris’ Studio Gallery in the Grove *** is currently under construction and on track to be opened August 4th, 2017. Email email@example.com to get on the newsletter and receive an invite when the opening GALA event and is confirmed. As well as hours of operation and which guest artist is being represented.
Visit her booth on the street at Macintyre Park during the Art Walk to see brand new work and get on the guest list for her Garage Gallery.
*** ALSO... High Level Diner is once again featuring Chris’s work now through June and July. Check it out!