Ria studied Fine Art at Farnham University for the Creative Arts. Many of her paintings attempt to visually describe the mood, memory or experience of a place or situation that she may find herself in. The substance of the paint together with the process of change as the work develops is core to the work.
Though her approach to some pieces appears loose and formless she constantly returns to drawing to sharpen her three-dimensional perception. Ria has begun to exhibit her work at small venues and has recently held her first one-woman show at the Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Hampshire.
For the last four years, Ria has taught two adult drawing and painting classes at The Phoenix. She also leads two beginners drawing classes in Fleet and Crookham where students are taught the basics, encouraged and challenged to explore techniques to find their own individual style of drawing. Working part-time as a tutor is of growing importance to Ria and she is planning to run further workshops and courses in drawing and painting.
Please take a look around the site and feel free to contact Ria. Please check back regularly as Ria will be updating the site with new pieces.