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Selected Visual Art by Marcia Reed

The year 2020 was a very fruitful, productive and experimental year in my studio. My ordinary window in my living room that I look out every day became endless subject matter for me during this pandemic time. I explored all the possibilities of shapes against my window, whether seen or vague outside the window. The grid structure of the panes sometimes became a grounding element where I could play off organic shapes of my plants, reflective abstract patterns from the glass or the wispy cloud formations outside in the sky. The loose imagery is expressive in gesture, movement, color and the playful use of patterns. Here are three examples of works on paper and three works on canvas.


—Marcia Reed



Gridlock

8x10"

Mixed Media Collage on 140lb W/C Paper (McCalls Pattern, India Ink, Acrylics, Ebony Pencil, Watercolor)





Spiral Up

16x20"

Acrylic on Canvas





Pandemic View

11x15"

Mixed Media on 140lb W/C Paper (Watercolor, Beeswax Crayons, India Ink)






Glimpse

22x28"

Acrylic on Canvas





Spiral Flow

11x15"

Mixed Media Collage on 140lb Paper (Watercolor, Old Spiral Graphs, India Ink)






Night Prism

16x20"

Acrylic on Canvas with Collage





(Photo by John Mollura Photography)


Marcia Reed is a native New Englander Milford, DE resident since 2012, an award-winning small business owner, painter, and art instructor. She received an MFA and BFA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Marcia owns Gallery 37, an art gallery located in Historic Downtown Milford where she represents fifty-nine artists and artisans' work, including her own. Marcia has been painting and exhibiting since 1978 and continues her "daily habit activity" of painting and creating collages as a way of being uplifted, energized, and motivated to see what develops in the studio.


If you are interested in learning more about Marcia, you can find her site here and her Facebook page here. If you would like to learn more about Marcia's gallery, Gallery 37, you can find its Facebook page here and its Instagram here.


Marcia is also planning to teach a painting mixed media workshop in Sicily in September 2021. If you are interested in learning more, click here.