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Sarah Riley is a painter/printmaker based in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. She is Prof. Emeritus and former Art Department Chairperson and Head of Printmaking at Holland College of Arts and Media in Cape Girardeau, MO. Her book on mixed-media printmaking was published in the USA in January 2012 by A & C Black, London: Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking Techniques. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Tyler School of Art-Rome campus, the Societa 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; mixing techniques: printmaking, digital art, drawing, photography and paint. Subject matter comes from literature, history (especially women’s history), memory, drawings and photos. My use of anomalous shapes and textures reinforces the suggestion of memories and re-imaginings in the work. My process of experimentation with color, varying techniques and layering accentuates the re-tellings.