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 luxurious accommodations.
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'.
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.