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“Journey from Drafting Board to Easel” – Artist Paul Riley this May in the Wotiz Gallery

Thursday, May 31, 2018
TIME: May 2, 2018 - May 31, 2018 LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery CONTACT: Jean Hlady  (617) 698-5757, x. 3

In the Wotiz Gallery this month there will be an exhibit called “Journey from Drafting Board to Easel” by Milton artist Paul Riley.  The display will show the watercolors, pastels and acrylics of the artist, who is retired from a career as a mechanical designer and a teacher of drafting and design.  During his career he recognized the future in his field was computer-aided design and he eagerly embraced programs to apply technology to all drawing projects.  As an educator he inspired many students to use technology to explore their creativity.  He started taking drawing classes, moved from line drawing to more expressive free form and began by using pastels and acrylics.  His mechanical design-influenced works include “The Brush,” “Tools of the Trade” and “Waterworks.”  His appreciation for architectural form, angles and lighting is seen in paintings such as the “Baker Chocolate Building.”  Later Paul began the study of watercolor techniques and his recent pieces reflect his appreciation for nature, notably “The Nest” and “Sunflower.”  Currently he continues to take art classes and is a member of the Milton Art Association.  Still growing as a painter, Paul embraces experimentation with subject, technique and medium.   There will be a free and open reception for this exhibit on Wednesday, May 9th from 6-8 PM in the Gallery.  Please come meet the artist and view his lovely work.

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