Hope M Ricciardi artist & instructor
My paintings now include plein air work 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 and Grand Canyon. I instruct in oil painting, printmaking and drawing.
"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. Commissions from photos are welcome; past works included wedding venues and memorable landmarks.
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 including the Armenian Museum, MA.