photo by Felicity Turner [link]
"Ria is a self taught artist with a remarkable eccentric realist style influenced by her medical training. Expressing her love of fantasy and tales of the imagination, her paintings appear as scenes from yet to be written legends. In The Nocturnal Ones she places herself in a strangely familiar night forest surrounded by Tasmanian animals. In White Leather & Chrome her exquisitely rendered male nude has giant wings folded behind him as he sits in reverie.
She works in a wide variety of mediums, from traditional oil paint to pencil, marker pen and ink. Ria’s draftsmanship is wonderful, demonstrating a commitment to life drawing as practice for the figure.
Ria is one of many contemporary online artists who form a community that encourage and mentor each other, sharing experiences and themes. Their techniques are informed by book and graphic novel illustration, by graffiti and PreRaphaelism."
Betty Nolan, Nolan Art, Hobart Tasmania
here's my portfolio: [link]