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My work is centered on a love of nature and concern about protecting the natural environment. The paintings here show a cross-section of my interests, from Nova Scotia’s protected areas, to atmospheric skies and coastal landscapes, to a fascination with wildlife. I use traditional methods of watercolour painting, using wet-in-wet washes to create a foundation and a depth of space, and overlapping transparent or opaque colour to develop detail where I want to direct the eye. Most often, I depict a scene as I see it, being attracted to the beauty and diversity of nature. Some pieces, though, are departures from reality, inspired by my experiences, sketches and slides. Overall, I hope that viewers will take away a renewed appreciation, respect and love of nature and the resolve to help preserve it.
Alice Reed’s paintings celebrate nature an wilderness. Born in Toronto, ON, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, NB. Her works are found in collections worldwide, notably in the Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen of England. Canadian collections include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Owen’s Art Gallery, Sackville, NB and Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON. An elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, she served as Atlantic Director from 1993-2003. Alice is an Honorary Director of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and received a Nova Scotia Environmental Award for her exhibition, Sacred Worth. Her watercolours are exhibited in numerous galleries from Ontario to Nova Scotia, including her Studio Gallery in Pomquet. Alice also participates in the Nova Scotia Studio Map and Studio Rally. Some Artworks are available as limited edition reproductions and cards.