caroline riley works from a converted tractor shed in the picturesque village of commondale on the north york moors. her work is nearly all inspired by local landscape, particularly anything related to trees. she works in a variety of media but mostly alternating between oils and pastels. she studied textile design at college and made a living for some years selling furnishing fabric and wallpaper designs in the states. she now uses her drawing skills to produce detailed images of subjects varying from trees and animals to still life studies of an expanding collection of stones, leaves and other bits and pieces.
currently she is working in a studio on the edge of loch tay, in the shadow of Ben Lawers- hoping to bring back some new work for open studios in june.