The Marcia Reed Virtual Gallery

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Editor's Introduction

 

             “I am exited and honored to present to you another collection of Marcia Reed's newest works. Marcia is the namesake for The Better Drink's virtual gallery. She was my high school art teacher and came to mean much more to me over the years. During high school she was the first to really believe in me and my talent as an artist and was the first grown-up to make me feel as though I was actually special. I had a tough time during those teenage years and today I know if it were not for her interest and care I could have easily gone down another road. I suppose you could say that I could at times be trouble. However, Marcia found a way to harness much of my teenage angst and anger and show me how to channel it through art. Today Marcia continues to inspire and champion the teenage artist as she continues to teach high school even though her professional art career takes her to all the corners of the earth and is becoming increasingly demanding of her time and energy. Her work to me is a profound expression of how the natural world impacts the human psyche. Marcia intentially erases all signs of man and modernity in order to bring a highly idealized and moving image of nature...an experience that sadly today is almost virtually impossible to find in the world. And while Marcia certainly expresses the utter beauty of nature she does so without politics or irony and continues to stay focused on the powerful, yet utterly simple premise of the awe inspiring beauty of nature. Today Marcia remains in my heart a most treasured teacher and mentor, and I still hold her observations and commentaries on making art, building an art career and trying to live a life based on one's values with the highest esteem. I hope you all enjoy the show.”

Jennifer Barnick
Summer 2006

 

Marcia Reed

Landscape Painter

Watercolors-Oils-Acrylics-Pastels

 

            Marcia Reed has taught and lectured at private schools and art colleges in the New England area.   Currently she is teaching Painting and Design at Williston Northampton School in western Massachusetts since 1978.   Her residence and studio in a Railroad Station is located in Easthampton, MA.   She holds an MFA in Painting at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.   Marcia has been painting for over twenty-three years and is represented in numerous private corporations and galleries that span Seoul, Korea; Skopje, Macedonia; Millbrook, NY; Fayetteville, AR; Santa Fe, NM; Northampton, MA; and Portland, ME.   She is represented by three Galleries in the Caribbean, and most recently The Blue Turtle Gallery at Government Hill in St. Thomas.   Marcia was also artist in resident during the summer months of 2000 at the Rockefeller resort Caneel Bay in the U.S.V.I.   Since 1995 she has organized adult watercolor and acrylic workshops to the Island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.   In the summer of 2000 The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine recognized her excellent service as an instructor of Watercolor and presented a pin in appreciation of her tenth anniversary with the Art college.   Marcia is also owner of her private gallery in the R.R. Station where she exhibits expressionistic landscapes in oils, watercolors, and acrylics.   She is inspired by land and water motifs, whether painted on location or from “memory experience” in the studio.   Her personal experience with nature is ultimately more important than factual information.   She wants to pull the observer into the view to feel the vitality and exchange of nature.   People may not realize it, but some painters labor to remove the ever-increasing evidence of man's presence.   These painterly land/ waterscapes are loaded with feelings, vivid color, light, movement, and forms of the external world.

Painting Statement

 

            “I've been told I have an unnatural Landscape palette which my response is to agree.   I'm not interested in capturing the exactness of nature in my paintings of land/ waterscapes.   I strive not to have my watercolors predictable, exact, and defined.   I never work from photographs that provide information.   I'm after departing from information.   I work from my loose interpretation ink drawings, and sketches with black pilot pens of the landscape.   In this way I then translate these drawings in to my own personal vision through paint directly embracing the place and location, the experience, the energy exchange between the elements, the ambiguity of color, the element of surprise, and searching for the balance of when to intervene and when to leave well enough alone.”

1 Railroad Street Gallery
Railroad Station
Easthampton, MA 01027
By appointment weekly
Open Weekends 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
(413) 527-9025
mreedinart@aol.com
Original works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.
Studio class instruction—call or email for information.

 

 

Instructions To View Art

           In order to view art, hit the next link in below tool bar. To go backwards simply hit the previous link below in the tool bar. To leave the gallery hit the exit link in below tool bar. To go to the home page click home. Enjoy the show, and if you have any questions or problems regarding ease of viewing the show please contact us at webmaster@thebetterdrink.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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