Born in Finland, Riitta studied Visual Arts first at Turku Arts Academy, Finland. She left for Moscow to study Monumental and Decorative Painting and History of Arts and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Monumental Painting and Art Criticism from Moscow State University of Industrial and Applied Arts (named Stroganov) in 1996.
Riitta is a mural and portrait artist. Besides her public art projects, she works on commission basis. Her works often have strong relation to nature and her drawings and paintings discuss about nature's existence in interaction with human .
Riitta has held solo exhibitions and has joined many group exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Her works can be seen in public and many private collections in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America. She has received grants for her works from Finnish Cultural Foundation.