Laurie Riley’s passion for wildlife is evident in her detailed, award-winning paintings. Much of her life has been spent immersed in the beauty of nature and wildlife observation. Laurie was fortunate in her teen years to be tutored by a nature artist from the Wedgewood Company of England, and had her first one-person gallery show at the age of 16. She then received a scholarship to study art and music at Marlboro College, Vermont. Her paintings have been shown in galleries in the discerning art communities of Sedona, Tubac, and Jerome, Arizona; and in Seattle-area galleries and juried shows.. Her work was featured on the cover of the June 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association. Her work has won multiple awards from various arts organizations and shows, inlcuding Best of Animal and WIldlife category in the 2019 Internatinal Guild of Realism online salon, and AFC's Artsits of the Month for AUgust 2020.