David Frederick Riley
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.
Holiday Small Works29 Nov - 24 Dec 2019A new selection of small works available On-line and In-store: Black Friday, November 29th Thank you for supporting small business! This seasons selection is from a variety of artists local and regional. It is an exciting start to the holiday season. The show will also be featured during Bozeman's downtown...
David Frederick RileyArtist's Reception Jul 12, 2019A reception for the David Frederick Riley Exhibition in coordination with the Bozeman Art Walk 6:00 - 8:00.
July Artwalk 2018David Riley one Man Show 13 - 25 Jul 2018Reception: July 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM “We have an exciting line up for the summer artwalks this year and invite everyone to come...
Grand Re-OpeningJune Artwalk 2018 8 - 20 Jun 2018Montana Trails is looking forward to opening our doors for the first summer artwalk of the 2018 season in downtown Bozeman with a great collection...