David Riley

David Riley lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, with his wife, Nealy. He currently exhibits his artwork in Prescott and Flagstaff, Arizona. David is often driven to paint by the desire to capture human emotion and the power of telling stories.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Curious George

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Let the wild rumpus start!”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Illustrators: N. C. Wyeth, J. C. Leyendecker, and Norman Rockwell

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I became an illustrator to share my enjoyment of telling stories with painting.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Never give up.