painter and illustrator

My paintings are born from the appreciation of the play of light on common objects or a scene. I enjoy revealing the beauty of simple subjects that are frequently overlooked. The inspiration for a painting often rises from the shape of a piece of fruit, the visual stimulation of the unexpected pairing of objects, or the humor in a formal arrangement of food.
I work in pastel (my favorite!), acrylics, and oils.

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Available Works are regularly updated with purchasing options.

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Ria Hills’ work speaks for itself! Incredible and edible, Ria has an unparalleled knack for photo-realistic food studies. One could design an entire kitchen around them! – The Preservation Framer