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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Australia
photo by Felicity Turner www.facebook.com/felicity.phot…

"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: riagilham.daportfolio.com/
and my facebook page: www.facebook.com/riagilhamart
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..and quickly!
The last entry (this time last year) was when I won the big prize at the Hobart Show, and as a result, I'm the feature artist this year, with two panels all to myself, & an opportunity to have an artists' statement explaining my strange works!
In the year that just passed a lot of things changed. Just before Christmas, my younger sister died in a car accident & threw our whole family into turmoil before we emerged as very different people, with changed views of life & each other. There's a big piece missing now; a piece of myself too, in that my sister & I were close in age, and there are a lot of things only we knew about. The work I've done since then has been focused on life, sentience, making meaning, what we leave behind, & family (which includes non-biological family!). There's been a lot of thoughts & discussion about what family means & what should be important.
I spent the first 3 months of the year drawing seven pictures in a series about Sinbad the Sailor, my husbands favourite childhood stories, because I could think of no more meaningful thing to give him than my time & effort.
My daughter finished school & became a real adult, & my baby became a teenager, (and I'm so proud of them!) so I see a future vastly different from the last 20 years of my life! Then in May I got my dream job as Nurse Educator in the dialysis unit where I work! It's hard work, and I've had to find my way a bit: I spend a lot of nights awake & planning or worrying, but I think it's a good job for me, & I hope I'll eventually be good at it!
And in between all that is the art itself, and the awesome people I get to meet through it. Cheers to all the mad folks I do life drawing with: I love hanging out with the people & eating the Tim Tams as much as the drawing!
  • Listening to: Raury
  • Reading: Oryx & Crake, by Margaret Atwood
  • Watching: Stranger Things season 2
  • Playing: Don't Starve (but I got obsessed & had to stop!)
  • 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:
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Unearthling Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Thanks for the watch and fave! :)
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for watching :iconnine-muses:
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kylebjart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch :D 
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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
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BGai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Hi Ria! Thanks for another fave! Glad you like it, something new for me!
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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!
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BGai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you that's nice! Do you Marije's work?  marijeberting.deviantart.com/                                
She does things like that all the time and I can't work out how!
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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.
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AnonymousModel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
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