Sheep grazing under a hot July sun, Battenkill River ice floes floating by a gray barn, and orange and red trees against a sapphire blue October sky: these are among the vibrant images in Ned Reade's
new show of watercolors, "The Four Seasons in Vermont Valleys".
The show opens with a reception on Saturday, July 7 from 3 to 5 pm.
The show will be up from July 5 to 30.
Sometimes the most memorable visual memories of Vermont are the ones we see every day, the ones that invite reflection and help to slow the pace of life.
Sap buckets hanging at odd angles above melting snow, high summer clouds dodging the Green Mountains, and an old tractor waiting for another day in the fields all create a "sense of place" that is Vermont.
paints these scenes in a loose and spontaneous manner that captures the season of the year and fixes the moment in time.
knows the mountains and valleys well since he
wife, Maria, have owned a house along the Battenkill River for more than two decades.
has painted up and down the East Coast and in many countries in Europe including France, Italy, and Scotland.
He has studied drawing at the New York Studio School of Drawing and Painting, and has painted at the Vermont Studio School in Johnson, VT and at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy.
Last year he
won an "Award for Excellence" at the Kent Art Association
in Kent, CT, and his
work hung in the June members' show at the Southern Vermont Art Center
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Martha's Vineyard Art Association where he shows annually in the summer.
In Pawling, NY, Ned
is Chairman of the Arts Department at the Trinity-Pawling School
wife, Maria, is the Dean of Faculty.