Bridget (Louise) Riley (b London, 25 April 1931), is
an English painter and printmaker. She studied in London at Goldsmiths
College (1949–52) and the Royal College of Art (1952–5).
From 1958 to 1959 she worked in an advertising agency while painting in
a pointillist technique. She was encouraged in this by her teacher, the
painter Maurice de Sausmarez (d 1970), who directed her to study the art
of Seurat. Her interest lay in the energy and colour vibrations radiated
by objects, seen in Pink Landscape (1960; London, priv. col., see 1978
exh. cat., no. 3), which depicts the violent colour vibrations given off
by an Italian landscape in intense heat. She later conveyed a similar
effect of heat on landscape, from shale on a French mountain, in Static
3 (1966; U. Sydney, Power Gal. Contemp. A.), composed of 625 tiny ovals.