An Interior Designer in San Diego County for the past 30 years, Rikki took up watercolor in 1985. She combines her talent as a designer, artist and teacher with her love of watercolor. She is the owner of The Studio of Art and Design in Solana Beach, a watercolor gallery and classroom, where she teaches watercolor and exhibits her work. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California and graduate work at the University of Tennessee in Gatlinberg, she taught art at the secondary level in the Los Angeles City School system.
Rikki lives in Carlsbad, California, except during the month of August, when she and a fellow artist retreat to a campsite on the Russian River where they paint full time. Her work has been purchased for many homes and offices throughout the U.S and Sweden.