About this Site

Howard Riley PhD MA(RCA) CertDes FRSA FHEA is Professor Emeritus, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity St David, and Tutor at the Classical Education Forum, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He studied at the Hammersmith College of Art, Coventry College of Art, and the Royal College of Art. He holds a doctorate of the University of Wales in the practice and pedagogy of drawing. He taught at various art schools in London before taking up a post in the School of Art and Design, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, (1980-91) where he studied with Professor Michael O’Toole, a pioneer of visual semiotics at Murdoch University in Perth. He has published in the areas of art theory, drawing pedagogy, visual semiotics, generative art and multi-modality. Academic papers at: https://researchgate.net/profile/Howard_Riley


This WordPress site shows drawings which have been exhibited in Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Serbia, the USA and the UK.

Riley has experience of supervising eleven PhDs and four MPhils to successful completion, and also experience of examining PhDs and MPhils. He has served on the Peer Review College of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Steering Group of the National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE), and welcomes inquiries about independent research supervision and the examination of practice-based doctoral research.