Susan Riba has resided in the Conejo Valley for
21 years. She began her serious study of art twelve years ago at
the California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks. During that time
she has developed her own unique representation of life in her
signature Multi-canvas paintings, where she utilizes several canvases
of varying sizes and depths to create her three-dimensional works.
Additionally, Susan has specialized in black and white oil portraiture,
typically of subjects from previous eras of life in the United
States. (Portraiture available by commission only)
Susan has gained her perspective on life through
her experience of raising her three children, now adults, with
her husband. She couples this perspective with her talents in
art as a featured Resident Artist in the Ventura County Superintendent
of Schools’ Artist in the Classroom program. Through her
work Susan teaches children about the depth and richness that
art adds to our world, and allows them to build their artistic
ability, insuring the continuation of future artists in the Conejo.
Susan has traveled widely throughout the world.
Many of her subjects reflect these experiences, from a homeless
man in Venice, to the dramatic skies of Scotland and the flora
of Costa Rica.
--Multi-canvas paintings, where she utilizes several
canvases of varying sizes and depths to create one painting.
--Black and white oil portraiture by commission,
typically from old photographs from the 1930's to 1950's.
Susan’s work has been exhibited in galleries
throughout Southern California. Her work is found in private collections across the
- 2004 Barefoot Gallery, Topanga
- 2005 Healing Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks
- 2006 Hope is Art Auction, Thousand Oaks
- 2006 Reyes Adobe Days Art Expo, Agoura Hills