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Riia Talve's Photography & Artwork


My Email

When you see "Welcome Riia" in your inbox, or Junk mail, it is from this websites email.


My Mission


 My mission is to take nature and abstract photographs, to tell a story displaying the art of photography and paintings.  To explore the beauty of our surroundings in nature and everyday life.


Riia Talve

Here's my story:

I was born 1 lb, 13 oz. in Vancouver, BC.  At the age of 1 month I was diagnosed as having a 3rd grade brain hemorrhage, and is believed to have caused learning disabilities.  My doctor's told my parents that I would never be able to draw or paint or do anything like that, do to my poor fine motor skills. I proved them wrong! Through my school years, I was put into special education classes.  At age 3 I started having an interest in Art.   I would draw and paint and it was very relaxing and therapeutic to my well-being. At age 12 I also began taking pictures and found new avenue for my art as an inspiring photographer.  Recently, I attended the 6th Annual Health and Well-being conference, in Richmond,BC, where I was able to show my art of photography, and sold many photos and 3 paintings that I painted.  

At age 20, did the cover page and art work for a book called "Success Stories From the front line.   Please see the links below of some of my publications and different activities that I was involved in.  

https://selfadvocatenet.com/riia-talve/,   http://inclusionbc.org/conference-2015/shop_speaker/riia-talve/,


http://www.riiatalve.com/about-riia/riias-artistic-resume/, www.riiatalve.blogspot.com

Article Written About me and my OCD 

An article written about me  By Julienne Dallara, Abilities Expo, on the topic of Does Your 3-Year-Old Have OCD? 

Here is the link to my story.  https://www.abilities.com/community/children-with-ocd.html.

If you are inspired to by my story, please write to the Ellen Degeneres Show on my behalf.  I want to get my story out and hopefully, inspire others with disabilities to believe in their abilities, to do whatever their hopes and dreams might be. 


I offer presentations, as well as, International Skype presentations about my life with disabilities.  I am willing to give presentations to organizations related to mental health and disabilities.  If you would like more information on presentations, please email me at drivenr@hotmail.com.  Please use this email only for information on presentations.  Thank you!

Promotional Material

This is an example of a book cover that I did for the book called "Success Stories From The Frontline"

I can also make brochures and other covers or art for other promotional materials.  

Riia's Artwork

White Fan

This painting represents me using the fan to block out the OCD.  To see more of my artwork please contact drivenr@hotmail.com

Giclee Prints

I can make posters, cards, brochures and other art mediums including Giclee Prints.  

Other Artwork Projects

This is a poster showing my artwork that I made for Inclusion BC, which is an organization that helps people with disabilities.  For more information on this worthy cause please visit https://inclusionbc.org/

Article about Riia Talve's in the Vancouver Sun 

Article about Riia Talve's in the Vancouver Sun 

Riia's Speaking Videos

Photograph #1

This photo was taken at the 

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, in Delta, BC

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a protected area in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and is part of the Fraser River estuary, designated a site of Hemispheric Importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. The area includes managed wetlands, marshes and dikes.


Photograph #2

This colourful fellow, is doing his dance on the dock.  He is also at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, in Delta, BC.

The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary consists of nearly 300 hectares (850 acres) of managed wetlands, natural marshes and low dykes in the heart of the Fraser River Estuary. For the millions of birds seeking feeding and resting areas during their annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, the Sanctuary is ideally located. It is a place where wildlife and their habitats are protected from harm, and it lies next to miles of flat marshland and the farmland of Westham Island.


Photograph #3

These two turtles are living at the Urban Safari Rescue Society, in Surrey BC

Urban Safari Rescue Society is a registered non-profit society. We rescue and provide sanctuary for unwanted exotic animals. We provide a safe, secure home for these unwanted animals, many for the rest of their natural lives. Our other mission is to educate children and the public about animals and the natural world and we do that everyday, year round for thousands of people.


Photograph #4

This is a photo of a field along Munson Mountain Park, in Penticton, BC

How To Purchase Photographs for donations or Auction.

  1. Send by e-transfer to riiat85@gmail.com
  2. Include in the message portion, name of charity and photo #
  3. Please send email to above email address, where you send a verification of funds as well as, the address you wish photo to be delivered to.

Please be advised that the photos come in 11" x 14" and are not framed.  Your photos arrive in a tube container.  We feel that it is better to ship that way, to allow you the purchaser, to pick out the frame of your choice to match your style and decor.

The price of the photo is $35.00 and postage is paid by me. 



High quality photographs sent to you without frames.

  • 8X10              =     $25.00
  • 11 x 14          =     $35.00
  • 16 x 20          =     $45.00
  • 20 x 30          =     $60.00
  • 24 x 36          =     $80.00

Photo Paintings

Abstract paintings of photos using the photos as the canvas, please bare in mind that the paintings will not be identical to the one on the website due to it being painted by hand. 

  • 8 x 10        =   $45.00
  • 11 x 14      =   $60.00
  • 16 x 20      =   $75.00
  • 20 x 30      =   $95.00
  • 24 x 36      =   $120.00

Photo Painting Prints 

These prices represent the print of the photo paintings. If you want a print of the original painting, this is where you would purchase it.  

  • 8 x 10 = $35.00
  • 11 x 14 = $47.00
  • 16 x 20 = $60.00
  • 20 x 30 = $80.00
  • 24 x 36 = $110.00

How to Purchase.

You can purchase your photographs by sending an e-transfer to riiat85@gmail.com .  Please add  $10.00 for shipping and handling.  You will recieve an email notification of acceptance of e-transfer and an online email receipt, as well as a receipt included in the package.


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