Ria studied Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practice as a mature student at Surrey University for the Creative Arts. Following this, she set up community art groups at local Arts Centres for both children and adults, she subsequently gained a PGCE/FE and continues to teach adults in groups and 1-1.

Mum to four and Grandma to five, Ria has a strong sense of belonging and her love of Hampshire, UK, has long been the recurring theme in her landscapes.

Strong colour features in many of her works with semi-abstraction becoming more prevalent. Whilst drawing remains key to much of Ria’s work, she loves the ‘stuff’ of paint and will often begin a painting with no plan as to its theme, characteristics or feel. If this spontaneous method pays off (and this is not a given), it feels far more satisfying for Ria than using a formula or plan.

Most artworks are for sale. If you are interested in a piece in particular, please contact Ria.