Montreal artist Jeanie Riddle was one of the twelve semi-finalists in RBC's Tenth Annual Painting Competition. Riddle seeks out ideas from the life that surrounds her, but fixated on the notion of economy, she is able to distil her inspiration into simple forms. Scale plays an important role in Riddle's canvases, and indeed Yellow is a bold statement at 72" x 72". A large dark shape escapes from its field of yellow, unlike some of the other (not all) works in the same series that remain contained, dripping quietly. This piece was definitely an Art MoCo favorite in this competition.
Artist: Jeanie Riddle