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Complications of Early Manhood by secretplanet Complications of Early Manhood :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 12 2 Silver Gull by secretplanet Silver Gull :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 8 2 The Emperors' Things by secretplanet The Emperors' Things :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 12 0 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo by secretplanet Sulphur Crested Cockatoo :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 16 5 All That I Leave Behind by secretplanet All That I Leave Behind :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 5 2 Rapunzel: Escaping Captivity by secretplanet Rapunzel: Escaping Captivity :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 20 8 Gumnut Baby by secretplanet Gumnut Baby :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 4 1 Elemental Happiness by secretplanet Elemental Happiness :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 1 0 Nasturtiums by secretplanet Nasturtiums :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 7 0 Transcending the Colony by secretplanet Transcending the Colony :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 9 3 Currawong by secretplanet Currawong :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 28 5 Grow by secretplanet Grow :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 25 9 Australian White Ibis by secretplanet Australian White Ibis :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 6 3 Fuschia by secretplanet Fuschia :iconsecretplanet:secretplanet 9 0 Rose by secretplanet
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Untitled by DanielGrzeszkiewicz Untitled :icondanielgrzeszkiewicz:DanielGrzeszkiewicz 116 6 Butterfly Sign by Roseum Butterfly Sign :iconroseum:Roseum 83 11 Inktober 2016 08 by DanielGovar Inktober 2016 08 :icondanielgovar:DanielGovar 116 5 Hare constellation by Picolo-kun Hare constellation :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 6,146 62 Interpretations II by AKOrganicAbstracts Interpretations II :iconakorganicabstracts:AKOrganicAbstracts 44 5 The Demon by dotsslashlines The Demon :icondotsslashlines:dotsslashlines 183 27 Asian water ghost by snuapril01 Asian water ghost :iconsnuapril01:snuapril01 150 15 Dreams of Conquest by batjorge Dreams of Conquest :iconbatjorge:batjorge 107 48 Deep sleep by 13PaVel Deep sleep :icon13pavel:13PaVel 79 16 Wild Kings 2 by LC-creations Wild Kings 2 :iconlc-creations:LC-creations 178 9 Fighter Fish Acrylic by ichabod1799 Fighter Fish Acrylic :iconichabod1799:ichabod1799 11 3 Rainbow Flutter ACEO by thedancingemu Rainbow Flutter ACEO :iconthedancingemu:thedancingemu 165 7 The Clockwork Wimble by Oddeum The Clockwork Wimble :iconoddeum:Oddeum 827 145 Summer Drought by Oddeum Summer Drought :iconoddeum:Oddeum 726 112 Suckers by MadGardens Suckers :iconmadgardens:MadGardens 100 29 Wait by NanFe Wait :iconnanfe:NanFe 1,248 22



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"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:
and my facebook page:
..Is more of a little winding dirt track, full of rocks & holes to trip the unwary. But if you take your time & treat it as a rejuventating stroll, you notice it goes through a lush & picturesque landscape, full of inspiring scenes & occasional new friends & guides! I'm all inspired & excited!

It's been a while coming for me, but I feel I've found the path again, & now I've had some exciting rewards!
I've just won first prize in the professional artist category at the Royal Hobart Show! Then to my surprise & great honour, I came runner up overall! 

If you want to see a pic of me too excited to stand still for a photo, here's the link to my facebook post! It was just the confidence boost I needed, & I'm so grateful to the show, it's organizers & judges for giving this opportunity to our community! Putting art into an agricultural show is a great way to bring it to much wider audience, & introduce it to people who might not normally have a chance to look at original art works.

 Hobart Show

If you happen to be in Tasmania, Australia this week, take some time to check out the show's art pavillion: the art from the hobby artist categories is just as high quality as the professionals (it was a hobbyist who won the overall prize!) and it's a great opportunity for collectors as we all keep our prices in the community spirit category! 
  • Listening to: Boy & Bear
  • Reading: Ancilliary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Watching: The Strain
  • Playing: Velocity (on PS vita)
  • Eating: toast & guacamole
  • Drinking: coffee


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lauraborealisis Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for following my work, I appreciate it! :heart:
Unearthling Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Thanks for the watch and fave! :)
ansdesign Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for watching :iconnine-muses:
kylebjart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch :D 
ManuelAdrianzen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for the fave and watch, there goes a llama for you, have a nice day
BGai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Hi Ria! Thanks for another fave! Glad you like it, something new for me!
secretplanet Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
those beautiful rich colours! made me think of opulent fabric, funnily enough: like silk & lace! lovely!
BGai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you that's nice! Do you Marije's work?                                
She does things like that all the time and I can't work out how!
BGai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Hello Ria! Thanks for the watch!! I hope you see things you like. If you're interested in birds - did you see my journal? It starts tomorrow so there is still time to register if you are interested.
AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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