I think you can safely say one of my favorite artists is Canadian Karen Rieger. We first spotted her work in Calgary, and over the years have collected seven of her pieces, both large and small. I still enjoy them every day — the vibrancy, the subjects, the deceptive simplicity of the compositions. I don't have an interview with her to share, but you can read her artist's statement here. Enjoy this selection of her work, available through a number of Canadian galleries, and one or two in the U.S.
I feel her women are always indulging in hidden thoughts:
Rieger's floral still life pieces are always lush with color:
What do you think of these gorgeous pieces?