Ria’s paintings embrace a range of techniques and media. She works in oils, acrylic, watercolour, collage, ink and spray paint, using a variety of tools for mark-making, such as brushes, fingers, cloth and palette knives to creative effect. Freedom to develop and explore the visual language of paint is important to her, so that each painting is not constrained to imitate its predecessor. Ria studied at Falmouth College of Art and works in St Ives and West Cornwall to paint en plein air and gather inspiration from its peaceful turquoise shores and vibrant artistic community. Celebrating colour, texture and painterliness, Ria's work is full of life and energy.