Carol Riddle

About the ArtistCarol L. Riddle

I received my bachelor’s degree in Advertising ArtFrom the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, in 1965.After spending most of my working life in the Printing Industry,I have decided to pursue my lifelong interest in painting.My work primarily consists of landscape watercolors,although I occasionally work in pastels as well.With the use of both on-site and studio painting, I try to capturethe beauty of our local scene, choosing to depict what onemight see while visiting Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas.

2008 was my first year participating in the Santa Cruz Open Studios Tour, and I look forward to participating on an ongoing basis.Two of my Landscapes were accepted in the juried showIrreplaceable Places: Contemporary Landscape Painters of California, 79th Annual Statewide Exhibit at the Art League in Santa Cruz, 2009 and two others in 2011.Other exhibits have been at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola;The Museum of Art and History Gift Store, Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz Billiardsand Cafe; Art Services, Boulder Creek; and at Dos Galeria, Moss Landing. Selected works can also be viewed at the Nature Store,Henry Cowell Redwoods in Felton, Zinnia’s in Scotts Valley, and Bookshop Santa Cruz.

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