After spending years in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Chicago, Rio is recently once again a resident in Santa Barbara, California where she was raised. Her subjects vary from landscape to figure to floral, and her unique use of color and light have built a cohesive, vibrant, and recognizable style all her own. Wherever she may be, the pull towards nature never fails to find her as every sky, wave, and blossom she's ever admired has filled her heart a little more, spilling out as inspiration at the end of her paint brush. She can be contacted at for any purchases or inquiries. 

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