My plein air work is inspired by Southwest landscapes. I paint in oils​​ on canvas or panels with an emphasis on the extraordinary energy and light of the Red Rocks, Grand Canyon and Utah. In 2023, I participated in the Escalante Arts Festival, winning the Plein Air Purchase Award for my painting, First Impression.

"Caffeinated Art" emerged from my coffee addiction and the desire to use recycled materials. The Boston and Sedona landmarks are created entirely from used espresso pods. They are embedded in a layer of resin, protecting the surface and enhancing the colors. 

​I regularly accept commissions for both paintings and caffeinated art. 

After 40+ years of teaching in Boston, I am now settled in Sedona. I hold a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. My work is in collections internationally and is exhibited at Sedona Artist Market & Gallery, West Sedona, Arizona.


​​Hope m Ricciardi   oil painter