Ria has been credited with pioneering body painting in Australia and internationally. Over a 27 year span her living works of art have extended to television, major exhibitions and festivals.
In 2003 Ria became world champion at the 52nd ‘CIDESCO’ World Congress Make-up and Body Art Championship in Adelaide.
Body painting entices and entertains the viewer’s natural sense of voyeurism. It unifies and encourages our fundamental curiosity to interact with an environment that is normally alienated from our own personal experiences.