Susan Rios' subjects
focus on the romantic places and delicate ideas - soft inviting
rooms and lush floral gardens that stretch beyond the imagination.
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rios was raised and
now resides in the Los Angeles area. She won an art scholarship
to California State University, Northridge. After college she worked
briefly for an advertising agency, and later, spent five years working
as a floral designer.
Rios has her own distinctive style that does not pay
homage to any particular school of thought. The blend of illustrative
realism and impressionist imagery evoke a soothing, therapeutic
response which sets her work apart from other contemporary artists.
Susan Rios' work reflects her own warmth and geniality;
and apparently many noted collectors agree. Her inspired use of
patterns and intricate floral designs attracted the attention of
a variety of celebrities who have added the artist's work to their
private collections. Among these are Patty Duke Astin, Walter Matthau,
Priscilla Presley, Shelly Fabares, Bret Sommers, Kathy Lee Crosby,
Sandy Duncan, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dern.
"I love it when people respond to my work; that is