About

Art making is an intuitive process for me. I begin with a concept but typically there is no plan for the end result. I immediately get an idea down on canvas to satisfy an impulse or emotion. I then allow myself to dismantle the form and let the image evolve into what takes on a more sensitive, emotional and deeper meaning for myself. As I paint, I am seeking to recognize the significance of certain gestural marks, colors, and compositions. These elements can change the perspective and meaning of the painting which creates depth and curiosity.  I enjoy the questions and problem solving that comes with the improvisational process that I work in. It’s a dance between me and the canvas and my response to  the work speaking to me. Developing  and creating  harmony with these elements is an organic process that fills my imagination. My influences come from Hans Hoffman, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Marc Chagall and many more depending on the day

 

Currently, I work in my studio in Oxford, MA and teach oil painting, watercolor and expressive art.  I exhibit  in the New England area.

KAREN REID                                                                         klreid68@gmail.com

Oxford, Ma                                                                                           

 

EDUCATION                

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.                                                                 1995-1998            

 Diploma in Fine Arts

 

Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.                                                                                   1993-1994

Painting and Drawing

The Fuller Museum, Brocton, MA.                                                                                        1992-1993

Drawing and Mono-print

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.                                                                               1990-1992                                 

Painting and Ceramics

The Art Institute of Boston MA.                                                                                           1988-1989

Foundation Program

EXPERIENCE 

 Artist                                                                                                                                       Present

Independent Freelance Artist

Painting and Drawing Instructor                                                                                           2009-Present

Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Teach oil painting and watercolor painting

Guest Artist  Pomfret School Pomfret, CT                                                                            2015

Gallery Assistant

Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT.                                                                                            2010-2015

General Administrative Duties

Pick and choose artwork for exhibit

Hang exhibits

Assist owner in general gallery functions

Professional Contract Painter                                                                                             2005-2008

 Vaillancourt Folk Art, Sutton Ma.

 Prepare, hand-paint, and inspect custom folk art pieces on weekly basis

Designer                                                                                                                         2003-2004

 Framingham Garden Originals, Framingham, Ma.

 Contracted designer for hand painted glass originals

Painter                                                                                                                          1994-1998

 Framingham Garden Originals, Framingham, Ma.

Prepared and hand-painted designs on glassware

SKILLS                         Painting, Drawing and Ceramics

Trained and experienced artist accomplished in working with oils, acrylics, water colors, ink, charcoal, pencil and clay.                         

EXHIBITS                    

Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT  2009-Present  

2017

"Non Objective Now" Juried Show Davis Gallery, Worcester, MA

"The One" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

Abstract Show Post Road Art Center Marlboro, MA 

2016

Two Person Show "Improvisation" Silver Circle gallery, Putnam, CT

Artists Of The last Green Valley Taylor Brooke Winery, Woodstock, CT

"The One" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

"Deep" Juried Show Munson Arts Council, Munson, MA 

"Terra Firma" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

 2015

"Greyscale" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

"Abstract Show" Post Road art Center, Marlboro, MA

"Landscape/Seascape" Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA

"Autumn Show" Post Road Art Center Marlboro, MA

"Worcester Pop Up" Invited to participate in. Worcester, MA 

Abstract Show - Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA 

"The One" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

Figure Show - Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA                                                     

2014

Six Year Anniversary Small Works Show,  Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT                                     

Model Behavior Group Exhibition Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                     

Autumn Show Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery Quincy, MA                                                       

"Pathos" One person exhibition,  Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT                                                                      

One Person Exhibition Booklover's Gourmet, Webster, MA

ONE Redux Group Exhibition Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                              

Like Its 1979Group Exhibition  Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                                                        

Members Show   Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                           

Annual Figurative Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, C                                                                    

2013

Fall Juried Members Show Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                       

Eight Cubed   Group Exhibition  Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                                                   

Regional Juried Show Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                                                           

Artists Group Exhibition   Booklover’s Gourmet Webster, MA                                                                                   

Figure on Tuesdays  4 Person Exhibition  Booklover’s Gourmet Webster, MA                                                       

2012

Figure on Tuesdays 4 person show  Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.                                                                                  

Exquisite Corpse Women's Show                                                                                         

Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT

2011

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Tuesday Night Painter’s Club                                                                    

Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam CT.

 Holiday Exhibition                                                                                    

Sprinkler Factory Worcester, MA.   

2010

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Gaia Show Juried Show Monson Art Council Center, Monson, MA.                                                                                               

2009  

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Holiday Exhibition Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT  

2008

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA                                                           

2007                       

Artist Exhibition One person exhibition  Udderly Delicious, Oxford, Ma

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA 

2006  

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA

2005                                          

Artist Exhibition  Booklover’s Gourmet, Webster, Ma.                                                    

2002

Arts Worcester – Members Juried Exhibition   Arts Worcester, Worcester, Ma.                                           

1998

Ongoing Exhibition  J.K. Hair Company, Newton, Ma. 1998-2006                                                                            

 Juried Show   Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Ma                                                                                      

1997

Undergraduate “Scapes” Exhibition  The Bagg Gallery, Boston, Ma.                                                                              

1996

Student Show School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma                                                                                                   

1993

Members Show  Fuller Museum, Brocton, Ma.        

AWARDS

Second Place -Abstract Show Post Road Art Center for "Oasis"

Honorable mention and People's Choice Award - Abstract Show Post Road Art Center for "Summer Into Fall"

Honorable Mention - Figure Show Post Road  Art Center for "Mary"

Installations

Weiss and Hale Financial Pomfret, CT

Sjogren Chiropractic Oxford, MA

                                                                               

 

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