Ria is a self-taught artist from New York City. Experienced in her craft, she uses her life experiences as inspiration. Her style is unique, raw and unpredictable. She has painted hundreds of pieces. She loves to work with oil pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, acrylic and watercolor. She draws on anything. For example, some of her paintings are done on leaves, small post-it notes, her hands, clothing, canvas, glass, wall murals and much more.
Ria’s artwork has been recognized by celebrities such as Oprah, Chris Rock, Zendaya, Marsha Ambrosius, Swizz Beatz and many others.
“I never see myself as an artist. Rather, a poet on paper with a paintbrush …drawing, and painting is a way to scream without shouting.. to cry without pouting. Art fills me up! The creativity & imagination I put into my work come from a painful place. I love expression, music, poetry, movement, love, life and drawing! My truly unique style is sure to become a conversation piece. Please enjoy my art!” ~ Ria