18: Carol Riddle

Watercolor Landscapes Location: 7011 Empire Grade

“Solitude”- Watercolor, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

I received my bachelor’s degree in Advertising Art from 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 capture the beauty of our local scene, choosing to depict what one might 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.

“Bixby” – Watercolor, Bixby Bridge, Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA

Two of my landscapes were accepted in the juried show:

Irreplaceable Places: Contemporary Landscape Painters of California, 79th Annual Statewide Exhibit at the Art League in Santa Cruz, 2009.

Additional paintings have been exhibited in the years since.

Other exhibits have been at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola; The Museum of Art and History Gift Store, Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz Billiards and Cafe; Art Services, Boulder Creek; and at Dos and La Galerias, Moss Landing. Selected works can also be viewed at Zinnia’s in Scotts Valley, the Nature Store – Henry Cowell Redwoods in Felton, and Art of Santa Cruz in the Capitola Mall.

“Surfside Silhouette” – Watercolor, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

For more information, please visit the following website or contact me via email.


email: riddle225@comcast.net