Recognized for her work nationally and internationally, Gerrye Riffenburgh has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries across the US and Europe, earning numerous awards. Her art has been juried into the most prestigious exhibitions in the country, including Salon International, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Arts for the Parks, American Society of Marine Artists, National Oil and Acrylics Painting Society, Paint America, California Art Club and the Catherine Lorillard Art Club.
After a brief career in Clinical Psychology, she returned to complete a degree in art, graduating summa cum laude, and continuing her study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara Italy, and with such renowned artists as Sergei Bongart, Kevin MacPherson, Matt Smith, Ray Roberts, Dan Gerhartz and Carolyn Anderson.
Her active participation in the arts while she was living in Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Italy stimulated her love for plein air painting and increased her sensitivity to the variations of light and atmosphere as they affected color, value and form.
When she returned to her home in Southern California, her passion for landscape painting increased with her heightened awareness and appreciation for the richness and variety of the Californian and Western landscape.
She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, International Plein Air Painters, American Society of Marine Artists, Catherine Lorillard Art Club, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and a Juried Artist Member of the California Art Club.
Riffenburgh is the Founder of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego (PAPASAN).
Her works are in collections throughout Europe and North America and appear in two books: Land of Sunshine and Best of Worldwide Landscapes.