Ria Poole studied at Falmouth College of Art and is based in west Cornwall, where she finds the inspiration to paint en plein air. Her painting 'Phoenix' was shortlisted for the Cardiff M.A.D.E. Art Prize in 2016. In addition her work has been shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year Award (2018), Black Swan Open Art Prize (2019) and Creates Emerging Artist Award (2020).
Alongside her participation in Open Studios Cornwall 2022, in her role as psychologist she offers tutoring and creative mentoring sessions.
2016: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (26 Nov-3 Jan)
2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)
Open Studios Cornwall 2018; 2022; 2023
2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)