Riva Sweetrocket is a contemporary pastel artist based in Denver, Colorado. She has been drawing and painting since age 3; her current work consists of large-scale soft pastel paintings on paper.

Riva has won many awards in the Denver area, including: The Denver Post Top 10 Shows of 2008, Heaven on Earth Peoples Choice Award Best in Show (2007), and Westword’s Best of Denver 2006 Best Drawing Show.

Her work has also been shown in multiple venues throughout Denver including Denver Botanic Gardens and the Buell Theater. She has also been featured in Ice Cube Gallery, Zing Gallery, Canyon Gallery (Boulder), and more in Denver, Boulder and New Mexico. She is currently represented by Plus Gallery.

This is Riva’s first year participating in the Inspired Art Project. To the right is a picture of her piece based on Viviana B’s poem “Bubble Gum” that will be shown at this year’s event courtesy of Plus Gallery.

To learn more about Riva or view more of her work visit www.sweetrocket.com.