Beckie Reed is a professional artist based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Beckie paints primarily in acrylic on canvas. Beckie Reed graduated from Loughborough University in 2004 with a first in Fine Art Painting.
Beckie Reed is continually drawn to woodland and treescapes. Many layers are built up to create beautiful, evocative paintings. The tree trunks and branches are dribbled on using a high gloss medium, requiring an element of control but also spontaneity to give the work a looseness and freedom that’s contrasted with the controlled detailed areas. Each dribble captures a moment and is a permanent mark on the canvas that can’t be undone. It’s the juxtaposition of loose washes, splattered paint, dribbled branches and controlled, precise areas that give the work its energy and vibrancy.
Beckie Reed has had solo exhibitions in Cambridge, Norfolk and London, had a work accepted for the RA Summer show and been shortlisted for many open exhibitions. Beckie Reed regularly exhibits in London, Cambridge and Norfolk and in international art fairs as far afield as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto. Beckie Reed’s work is held in private collections all over the world.