Bea Riley l May 5 - June 3, 2016
The exhibit includes over 20 of Bea Riley’s watercolor paintings, many depicting local spots like “Newport Jetty,” “The Wedge,” “Big Corona” and other landscape or sailing scenes.
A native of California, Bea Riley moved to Newport Beach in 1952. Her early art training included studying at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and later Orange Coast College and Laguna Beach School of Art and Design. She studied under master watercolor artists Milford Zornes, Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood and Sueo Sarasawa. Riley is a signature member of Watercolor West, a transparent watercolor society, and her exhibit showcases her scenic watercolors, but her art work also includes life drawing, painting in all mediums, lithography, etching, wood cut, monoprinting and serigraphy.
According to Riley, sketching and watercolor equipment is always among Riley’s travel gear, producing a collection of art from far‐off locations. Riley’s work covers sixty five years and has been in California exhibitions from La Jolla to San Francisco. Her art is also in collections on the East Coast, Midwest and in Western Europe.
Upcoming Art Exhibits
- Salli Hosseini: June 6 - July 28
- Fernando Del Rosario: August 1-30
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