Riso’s work focuses on exploring the human psyche through painted portraits. Her aim is to express the inner world and give a spotlight to emotion and sensitivity.
She works on finding new creative ways to express the subject of portraits, as well as designing new color palettes full of vibrancy that often contrast with the deeper meaning of the art piece.


Each portrait begins with a focus on texture and pattern as the artist paints clusters of twigs and leaves with watercolor. She then scans those botanical elements and uses digital painting to superimpose the figure onto the original piece.