Ria shares, "I see myself as a storyteller. I paint from what I see and feel around me. Any experience that captivates me, finds its way on my canvas. I feel compelled to share those moments with others and I do it through my paintings. I want people to connect with my work and build their own stories from that connection. I consider it a privilege to be able to build relationships with people around me through my paintings. It is the most fulfilling part of my job."