Born in Colombia, South America, Carlos Rios studied at Academia Superior de Arte and Bellas Artes. Following his immigration to the United States in 1965, he continued his studies at the Paier College of Art in Connecticut. Rios’ talent was quickly recognized by members of the United States art community. Since his arrival in the United States nearly thirty years ago, he has won numerous awards, held solo exhibitions up and down the east coast and as far as California and his home country, and his original paintings and prints now hang in galleries and private collections world-wide.
Rios works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel; his style
and taste is eclectic, ranging from impressionistic to contemporary
often with a focus on landscapes and outdoor scenes. He also
demonstrates talents as a photographer and is recognized as
an expert in frame design.