Loes van Riel Mixed Media Designs
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Dreaming Dam Square No. 1Loes van Riel was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1966. She has lived in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1987.

After falling in love with graphics and gold leaf, van Riel became a full time artist in 1988. She spent the next 11 years specializing in jewelry surface design, studied papermaking, and in 1999 decided to focus solely on mixed media collages. They hold for her the excitement of new challenges and discoveries, of stretching the possibilities with favorite ingredients and experimenting with new ones.

Van Riel has exhibited her work in numerous galleries, such as Second Street Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, and Angelo in Charlottesville, Virginia; Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia; Scuderie Medicee in Poggio a Caiano, Italy, and Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC. She has also exhibited in craft shows across the country including those presented by the American Craft Council, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.
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