Annette Riley Web Design and Maintenance

About Annette Riley

 

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art"
-Andy Warhol


I combine an art background with many years experience working in small business settings - and a passion for both. For me, Web design is the perfect way to merge these experiences.

I have a fascination with all things "retro." Maybe I was scared by something as a child. Just kidding. Below is a picture of my second birthday when my Mom gave me a "Pinky Lee" party. I do seem to be a little bewildered - so you be the judge...

(Pinky Lee was was an American Burlesque comic and host of a children's television show, The Pinky Lee Show in the early 1950s. His signature costume was a loud plaid suit with baggy checkered pants. Think PeeWee Herman with a Seltzer bottle.)

 

The Artist in Me

 

I enjoy playing around with "Digital Imaging" - which is a fancy way of saying having fun with computer programs such as Photoshop or Fireworks.

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Mystery Novel Book Covers

I make collages using old magazines and postcards.  I like the retro look and feel.

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Collages

My drawings are from pictures and memories of actual people in my family.  I use black and white to try to capture a feeling of nostalgia bordering on homesickness.  They are like idealized TV reruns of my family.  

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Baby Contest (left),      Aunt Lita Meets Paul McCartney (right)

 

My 15 Minutes of Fame

 

In 2007, I appeared in the WNED presentation of "Wineries of Western New York." I was a customer tasting wines at the Winery at Marjim Manor. The filming, which actually took place the previous Fall, was both fun and challenging.

The challenging part - for a small person who only drinks an occasional glass of wine - was take after take after take after take...and then "let's shoot again with close ups!"

I was nervous at first, but became more relaxed as time when on, as you can imagine. When I started doing impressions of Rachel Ray, The WNED crew figured they had seen enough and called it a day. Yum-o!

 

Well, enough about me...