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Elegance. by Adele Riley


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Elegance. by Adele Riley [2021]


Acrylic and acrylic inks on boxed canvas

Image size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:60 cm x D:4cm

Frame Size: H:65 cm x W:65 cm x D:5cm

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Elegance Is the first of Adele’s floral paintings in her new ‘Language of Flowers’ collection. Adele has always been fascinated by flowers and Floriography. Dating back to the Victorian times floriography was used as a means of coded communication through various flowers and floral arrangements, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Within this exciting new collection Adele wants to explore this language with the use of flora within her works. Each painting having a meaning and a message behind it and coming with its own certificate, explaining the flowers meaning. With many layers and washes of inks and acrylic paint, this painting is an utter joy to look at. Though this painting is full of colour and life, there is a beautiful, fragility and delicacy in which Adele has approached the subject matter. Adele has used a free flowing approach with her mark making, by using a white, high gloss fluid acrylic, thus giving the painting a sense of movement, drama and texture, as it’s slightly raised this catches the light beautifully.

Adele Riley, painter and illustrator, is available for sale online and in our art gallery at Wychwood Art. Adele Riley as a British-born artist living in Gloucestershire, I'm surrounded by some of the most natural and inspiring surroundings in the UK, well-placed to benefit from a huge variety of light, texture, and drama – perfect for what I do. I usually begin by sensing the subject, sometimes using a photo or a sketch to extract weather, light, horizons and shapes to commit the scene to canvas with a variety of media and paint. What I fear most is repetition, so I experiment a lot with media and colour, asking questions of the fresh and the new, trying things out (getting things wrong), but all the time learning and looking to improve. Having studied Illustration at Epsom School of Art, I have always continued to learn and develop from my experiences and travels. Not having a formal arts grounding I found to be a positive thing, as I could appreciate painting by it’s many disciplines. I learned more by challenging the rules of fine art, as well as applying them. It helped drive my enthusiasm until I arrived at a style of painting that represents me as an artist. In addition to painting, I teach art to adults and children both through my business based in Gloucester, and in surrounding local schools. My paintings are for sale, price on application, and all are available as a print To discuss any of Adele Riley's original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email

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