Cecil Riley – born 1917 – started painting at the age of 10 and still painting today !!!
Cecil Riley in his garden May 2011
Cecil is a Slade trained artist who has exhibited widely throughout the UK, mainly in London and the Westcountry.
Flowers and Butterflies – oil on board
He lives in Cornwall with his wife Joan who is also an accomplished painter and they are both a delight to know. He has produced a vast body of work over the past 84 years and here are just a few of his recent works in his “Plantscape” series…
Agave and Insects (1995) – 36in x 28in – oil on board
Light and Shade – Agapanthus (2007) – 36in x 24in – oil on paper
Plantscape 3 (2011) – 14in x 16in – acrylic and wax crayon on paper
Plantscape – Autumn 1 (2011) – 36in x 24in – oil on paper