ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I create puzzles. A jigsaw player knows never to force a piece that doesn’t quite fit. Sometimes you have to examine a piece another way to register the connection. Each piece looks completely different taken out of context. 

The interlocking images in my drawings and paintings compare unrelated elements. These comparisons challenge the way we perceive our surroundings and each other. The sum of the parts becomes much greater than the whole.

Disaster recently struck my community in the form of gun violence. We struggle to heal after the murder of teenagers in our local high school. I started The FAÇeADE Project to help people communicate with each other. I paint oil portraits of the people in my community from life while recording their stories. Each unique individual is a piece of the puzzle that defines our diverse community. I look forward to exhibiting them together.

ARTIST'S BIO

Elizabeth Reed never thought she would live in Florida. After sailing from Chicago to the Keys in 1979, she only imagined living in South Florida on a sailboat. Her eyes opened wide when she returned. Her suburban home sits on limestone surrounded by wildlife (the animal type.) The natural surroundings fascinated her, but accepting the diverse community took more time.

Elizabeth draws and paints about the interaction between nature and humans. She considers the elements in her work as unique pieces of a puzzle. She introduces a fresh perspective by rearranging the pieces of nature and community.

Elizabeth studied drawing and painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her BFA in Illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Her life long figurative study continues with modern masters. Elizabeth taught drawing and painting at The Armory Art Center, The Boca Raton Museum School, The Coral Springs Museum of Art, and ArtServe. 

Her award-winning work shows in local, national, and international exhibits. She was treasurer of The National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter. Her work shows in the local and New York NAWA exhibits.  North Light Books “Art Journey, Portrait and Figures.” published her portrait, “Astrid.”  Her recent interview with Voyage MIA magazine details her extensive travels and unveils The FAÇeADE Project.

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I create puzzles. A jigsaw player knows never to force a piece that doesn’t quite fit. Sometimes you have to examine a piece another way to register the connection. Each piece looks completely different taken out of context. 

The interlocking images in my drawings and paintings compare unrelated elements. These comparisons challenge the way we perceive our surroundings and each other. The sum of the parts becomes much greater than the whole.

Disaster recently struck my community in the form of gun violence. We struggle to heal after the murder of teenagers in our local high school. I started The FAÇeADE Project to help people communicate with each other. I paint oil portraits of the people in my community from life while recording their stories. Each unique individual is a piece of the puzzle that defines our diverse community. I look forward to exhibiting them together.

ARTIST'S BIO

Elizabeth Reed never thought she would live in Florida. After sailing from Chicago to the Keys in 1979, she only imagined living in South Florida on a sailboat. Her eyes opened wide when she returned. Her suburban home sits on limestone surrounded by wildlife (the animal type.) The natural surroundings fascinated her, but accepting the diverse community took more time.

Elizabeth draws and paints about the interaction between nature and humans. She considers the elements in her work as unique pieces of a puzzle. She introduces a fresh perspective by rearranging the pieces of nature and community.

Elizabeth studied drawing and painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her BFA in Illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Her life long figurative study continues with modern masters. Elizabeth taught drawing and painting at The Armory Art Center, The Boca Raton Museum School, The Coral Springs Museum of Art, and ArtServe. 

Her award-winning work shows in local, national, and international exhibits. She was treasurer of The National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter. Her work shows in the local and New York NAWA exhibits.  North Light Books “Art Journey, Portrait and Figures.” published her portrait, “Astrid.”  Her recent interview with Voyage MIA magazine details her extensive travels and unveils The FAÇeADE Project.