Ria studied at Falmouth College of Art and works in West Cornwall painting en plein air, inspired by its turquoise shores, rugged coastline and vibrant artistic community. She paints outdoors in all weathers, sometimes in hard to reach coastal locations to enable her to capture the most interesting perspectives. Her work embraces a range of techniques and media, celebrating colour and painterliness.
Ria is represented by St Ives Society of Artists and The Tyler Gallery, and also has a studio in Bristol. Her paintings have been shortlisted for various art prizes including Artists & Illustrators 'Artists of the Year 2018' Award at Mall Galleries, London, Falmouth Art Gallery ‘Imagine Falmouth’ Art Prize 2017 and Cardiff M.A.D.E. Art Prize 2016. She is currently exhibiting at galleries listed here. A selection of paintings are also available to view on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Please contact Ria to enquire about availability of artworks.