Jittery Inside Sailing with Baggage Close enough to scare the shorebirds



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Sarah Riley is a painter/printmaker based in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. She is Prof. Emeritus and former Chair of the Art Department and Head of Printmaking at the Holland School of Visual and Performing Art, Southeast Missouri State University. Her book, Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking Techniques, was published in the USA (January 2012) by A & C Black, London. When they retired to Wellfleet in 2014, she and her husband, Marc Strauss, started the Riley Strauss Gallery. Currently they are creating new adventures at the Boathouse Press and Gallery. Sarah’s work is in many collections in the US and abroad including the Springfield Art Museum, and the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts in Portland, Oregon. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Tyler School of Art—Rome Campus, Società Dante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, and the University of Missouri, Columbia.


I use images to commemorate and to juxtapose. Life is fragmented, sometimes chaotic. Mixed-imagery, mixed-media seem in keeping. My use of anomalous shapes and textures reinforces the re-imaginings in my work. Experimentation with color and technique accentuates these re-tellings. There may be a bit of voyeurism, of wonder about a psychological state, moments of instability. Psychic adventures.