Ria Stelling prefers to paint animal portraits. Usually in a realistic style with acrylic paint. She likes the animals of the rural areas surrounding her village. She cannot pass by the animals without observing them and taking a few photos.
Ria only uses her own photographs for her paintings. This way every painting will be unique. She gives a lot of attention to painting the eyes of the animals. This way she can really capture their look. Sometimes Ria experiments with more abstract and colorful paintings. It is important that the look and the specific posture is still recognizable. For example, the cow should should still look like a typical cow. But different.