Susan Rios paints with artistic honesty and emotional control that is both unique and refreshing. “I like to paint the private times. They’re the details that people remember,” Rios says. She is a painter of feeling and emotion. Born on February 16, 1950, in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rios was raised and now resides in the Los Angeles area. She won an art scholarship to California State University, Northridge.