Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Banksy

David Riley

About David Riley

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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. David achieves his unique spotted technique by flicking mineral spirits onto the wet canvas.

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.

Available Items by David Riley

dolphin home decor art print painting

David Frederick Riley Dolphin Giclee Print

“Dolphins are absolutely amazing animals. For this piece I wanted to capture some of their intelligent playfulness. I loved how the splatter technique ended up imitating water bubbles.” – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

45×60 – $2,531

40×50 – $1,875

36×48 – 1,620

32×40 – $1,200

30×40 – $1,200

28×36 – $997

24×32 – $864

24×30 – $810

18×24 – $526

16×20 – $480

15×20 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black, white or brown finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

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sea otter home decor art print painting

David Frederick Riley Sea of Approval Giclee Print

“I wanted to showcase this sea lion’s intelligence, pride and curiosity. I enjoyed playing with the coloring of its body and the sheen from the wet fur.” – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

40×40 – $1,500

36×36 – $1,293

30×30 – $1,031

24×24 – $731

20×20 – $525

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black, white or brown finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

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sea crab home decor art print painting

David Frederick Riley Feelin’ Blue Crab Giclee Print

“Quirky, peculiar, aggressive, skittish. I love these blue armored sand soldiers and can’t wait to paint another one.” – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

45×60 – $2,531

40×50 – $1,875

36×48 – 1,620

32×40 – $1,200

30×40 – $1,200

28×36 – $997

24×32 – $864

24×30 – $810

18×24 – $526

16×20 – $480

15×20 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black, white or brown finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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sea turtle home decor art print painting

David Frederick Riley Crusin’ Sea Turtle Giclee Print

“For “Cruisin’” I wanted to capture the effortless glide of the ancient and amazing sea turtle.  They always seem appear so wise and calm.” – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

45×60 – $2,531

40×50 – $1,875

36×48 – 1,620

32×40 – $1,200

30×40 – $1,200

28×36 – $997

24×32 – $864

18×24 – $526

16×20 – $480

15×20 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black, white or brown finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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flamingo bird home decor art print painting

David Frederick Riley Hot and Cold Flamingo Giclee Print

“To me flamingos are one of those animals that look like they shouldn’t exist. I love their bright coloring and for this painting wanted to contrast that with muted tones to accentuate their glowing orange red color.” – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

60×45 – $2,531

48×32 – $1,400

40×26 – $1,200

36×24 – $1,031

32×24- $864

30×20 – $750

24×18 – $526

20×15 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black, white or brown finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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dmountain lion giclee print

David Frederick Riley Glare Mountain Lion Giclee Print

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (Tall x Wide)/Framed Price:

60×45 – $2,531

50×40 – $1,875

48×36 – $1,620

40×32 – $1,125

40×32 – $1,200

36×24 – $997

32×24 – $864

30×20 – $810

24×18 – $526

20×15 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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grizzly bear art print

David Frederick Riley Serene Grizzly Bear Giclee Print

This painting freezes a moment in time. Two creations of the universe know themselves better by the form and spirit of the other.

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches/Framed Price/Canvas Stretched Price:

40×40 – $1,500

36×36 – $1,293

30×30 – $1,031

24×24 – $731

20×20 – $525

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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grizzly bear cub art print

David Frederick Riley Peek Grizzly Bear Cub Giclee Print

I don’t think there are too many things cuter than bear cubs on this earth. The intense curiosity and determination is palpable in their gaze. – David Frederick Riley

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

40×40 – $1,500

36×36 – $1,293

30×30 – $1,031

24×24 – $731

20×20 – $525

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

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native American pueblo woman art print

David Frederick Riley Pueblo Woman Giclee Print

Quiet strength. The feminine energy that gives birth to all life, nurtures it and creates community and society.

All giclee prints are on canvas and include free shipping. Call (408) 314-2668 to place your order.

Size in Inches (tall x wide)/Framed Price:

60×45 – $2,531

60×40 – $2,250

48×32 – $1,440

40×30 – $1,125

40×26 – $1,200

36×24 – $1,031

32×24 – $864

30×20 – $750

24×18 – $526

20×15 – $450

Canvas prints use a unique coating that produces the highest quality image using UL Certified Greenguard Gold Inks. Canvas prints are stretched on proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.

Framing: High-quality, hand-crafted moulding which is sanded & finished without toxins or chipping using 100% real pine wood in a matte black finish. Frames are ready to hang with pre-installed sawtooth hardware.

Contact us to place your order.

Learn More »

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