PHOTOS OF RIE
Rie Munoz's Studio
occupies the top floor of her small, two story house that
is located high on Starr hill above Juneau.
While Munoz finds much to paint in and around Juneau, the majority
of her material comes from visits to far flung corners of Alaska. She loves to go
on sketching trips to small fishing villages when there's a lot going on. Last June
she went to the Sportsman's Cove Lodge on Prince of
Wales Island. Rie Munoz is fond of remote Eskimo villages, children at play and
animals, usually dogs. Eskimo legends are also popular subject matters for her paintings.
Rie Munoz spends a few months every year in her cabin on Orcas
Island in Washington State, as well as time in her cabin in Tenakee Springs, Alaska--a
subject of many of her paintings. Munoz prefers her small one room cabins over more
Home life in Juneau for Rie Munoz usually starts with coffee at 6 or 7 a.m. followed
by a dog walk with Muncie, her yellow lab. Rie likes to paint in the morning
for 4 hours or so and then have lunch. The rest of the day she spends taking
care of other matters such as shopping at the grocery store, playing with Mercedes
(her granddaughter), signing her limited editions, doing a tapestry macquette,
more dog walks, or just plain 'goofing off'.
Rie's only son, Juan, is owner and manager of Rie Munoz, Ltd., which is an Alaskan
corporation. He married Cathy Engstrom in Tenakee Springs on May 19,1990.
Rie enjoys going to Europe once every year or two, usually related to the business
side of art. She likes traveling to London to do a silk-screen or Aubusson, France
to inspect a weaving of a Munoz tapestry.
A few years ago she enjoyed a 10 day bicycle trip with friends and family in the
Chateau region of France. They stayed in B&B's at night and would bicycle about
15-25 miles during the day.