First things first, My name is Riah ( pronounced rye-uh) and I am the artist and creator behind Visualaire. I am a self taught artist currently residing in the St. Louis area. My work usually ranges in subject matter and media, however my inspirations usually stay the same. At the core, I am deeply influenced by nature and the beauty of life itself. I also love exploring more about the human condition, various emotions, and trying to visually express what sometimes happens in the sub-conscious mind.
My work recently has been strongly centered around the theme of self discovery. Ive been using watercolor, gouache, and ink in almost all of my pieces. You see all of my characters like gray stones with their eyes closed because they haven't fully woke up to the magic that is inside of themselves yet. It is in subtle symbolism that I've been trying to hint at the awakening. The story will continue in future work, of how and when they wake up and what happens to them once they come to terms with their true selves.
I also continually experiment with new forms of media, applications, and subjects. Since I am still somewhat developing my style, I find it important to keep trying new things. You can follow along daily through my Instagram.
I am always open to new ideas, and meeting new people. Thank you so much for being here - even if its brief. If you want to get in touch with me for collaborations, commissions, or even just more questions, please feel free to contact me using the link below.