Artists Who Rock: Ria


I go by Artist Ria NYC born & raised I am happily married with 2 beautiful children. I am a Jehovah’s Witness and truly value God, family and marriage which are all reflected in my work.

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Type of Art you are known for.

I’m not too sure I draw a lot of Afro art but I also draw a lot of abstract work. I guess you can call me an everything artist .. Lol.. I never went to any school for art so I’m not sure of   theterm or what my specialty would be considered.

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What/ Who Inspires you?

I am inspired by my life experiences, the experiences of others around me, amazing photography, scenes, music and my mood .. Pretty much anything at anytime can strike me with inspiration!

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How long have you been an artist?

I truly have been drawing since I picked up my first crayola crayon around 4 yrs old 

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Do you have a fave artist? If so who?

Earnie Barnes hands down .. A phenom! His paintings make you hear music, dance, sing and the movement he created was incomprehensible … Anybody who loves art, music or color should view his work!!

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Has any of your art been published? If so where?

Ebony   .com featured me .. Swizz Beats follows me, Marsha Ambrosius, Emily B (LHHNY) …and many other blogs/ people that I may not have even realized have either reposted my work, followed me or supported my art.. Love their humility and support and it helps me to thrive …  There are so many other talented people around… I don’t know why people like or even love my work… But I’m glad it helps them feel good .. So I will never stop – it makes me feel good to see their reactions.

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If you could sum up your art in three words what would they be?

R.I.A. = Raw, Intriguing, Amorous

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