Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, Richie N. Vios hails from an artistic family where even his father, brothers, and sister also paint. Studying architecture, in 1995 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree and started immediately as a faculty member, teaching architectural design and presentation for the next seven years while also establishing himself as a newly-licensed architect.
For the next five years, he worked closely as an architectural design associate at a local architectural firm, until his family decided to move again to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, up north on the same eastern coast.
During the next five years there, in his spare time, he refined and honed down a unique mastery of watercolor painting evident in all of his art to this day. In the summer of 2017, his family would move back down to the South, this time in the lone star state, and after being away from them so long he made sure to be there for them in Victoria, Texas. Here in the lovely crossroads city of Victoria, that’s where he knew he could passionately chase after the American dream again 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, he is the resident artist in Victoria Art League and teaches and conducts watercolor workshops in the southern part of Texas.