Frederick, Maryland, based artist, Lisa Tarkett Reed, explores ideas about sacred space, light, and connection in her nature-inspired drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Reed cultivates observance and practice as she creates collaged surfaces to which she responds with drawings in India ink and acrylic paint. Reed’s line work is inspired by her love of children’s book illustrations and by artists like Robert McCloskey. Her large works pay homage to the painted movement and gesture of the Abstract Expressionists and her subjects of sky and natural forms are informed by meditation and observation. Reed earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1987 at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. where she studied abroad in Rome, Italy. In 1992, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Reed has been an art educator for over two decades and currently teaches at Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School and Frederick Community College in Frederick, MD.
To learn more about Reed and to see more work, visit her website – www.reedart.com -and her instagram – www.instagram.com/lisatarkettreedart/.