When I paint in my studio I build one layer onto another always keeping in mind space, ambiguities, and interesting juxtapositions of color, texture, line, movement, and form.

Sometimes it’s like magic where it comes together quickly.  Other times, not so much. When that happens, I move forward by making decisions but also by letting go of control during the process of painting. With these steps, the painting develops until I feel it holds.  Formal elements of composition are met and equally important is the message that I’ve successfully attempted to convey.  

As a lifelong learner with an active curious streak, I enjoy a new challenge and because of this, my painting, and now printmaking, endeavors often evolve to show my current way of thinking. The images are often large format, often colorful, and often complex with different marks showing motion as well as depth.  My painting goal is to leave room in the image for not only my thoughts but the viewers as well. Communally, we have history and stories to share.

Lydia Riegle


Located at 931 Santa Fe Drive, 80204. In Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

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