David James Riley
Sheffield born artist David James Riley expends his creative energy both as a visual artist and as a musician, primarily as an acoustic singer-songwriter.
His visual work varies across different media, with a focus on shade and texture which can be seen in his realistic portraits of famous faces from popular culture, music and cinema (including icons such as Clint Eastwood, Laurel and Hardy, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and The Beatles).
Here he uses mostly monochrome pencil or charcoal and chalk to capture facial features through line, shade and shape, with the occasional use of watercolour for a more vibrant effect.
Oil painting is also one of his favourite methods as can be seen in the portrayals of sea life with rich and vivid colour.
A more personal and abstract approach can be seen in the surreal 'Cerebral Rain', which shows greater scope to the artists ideas.
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