Chicago Artist Candida Riley

I am a local Chicago Illustrator with a strong background in children’s portraits, book illustration, fashion illustration, figure drawing, and product design. For over a decade I've worked as a fashion illustrator for numerous magazines, newspapers, and major department stores. My commercial experience transitioned into fine art and portraiture where I use a range of favorite mediums: oil paint, watercolor, colored pencil, scratchboard, and silverpoint. As an art teacher I emphasize the fundamentals of materials so that students can develop their own technique. Teaching and creating art is my life’s passion. Thank you for viewing my work.