Artist: Richie Vios
Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, Richie Vios hails from an artistic family where his father, brothers, and sister also paint. In 1995, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in architecture and began immediately as a faculty member. For the next seven years, he taught architectural design and presentation, while also establishing himself as a newly-licensed architect. In 2004, along with his loving wife and young children, Vios decided to leave the Philippines in hopes of a better future in America. The family initially settled in Florida as permanent residents. For the next five years, Vios worked as an architectural design associate at a local architectural firm until his family decided to move again to the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Seeking to introduce more western architectural concepts in Southeast Asia, Vios returned to the Philippines by himself to share, develop, and construct many of the things he learned from America. Over the next five years, and in his spare time, Vios refined and honed a unique mastery of watercolor painting, which is still evident in all of his art today. In summer 2017, his family moved back to the South, this time to the Lone Star State. Here, in the lovely crossroads city of Victoria, Vios knew he could passionately chase the American dream not just for himself as a watercolor impressionist, but for his family, and for anyone who is touched and inspired by art anywhere in the world.
Currently a resident artist in Victoria Art League and conduct watercolor classes and workshops in southern Texas.
To see more of Vios' work, visit his website at www.vioswatercolor.com.
Item Special Note
This painting can be shipped for an additional fee of $24, which includes insurance up to the purchase price of the work. The final price will include Louisiana State Tax charge of 4.45%, which must be charged even on original works of art.
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