Welcome to my Website!
It has been a busy year! THANK YOU to everyone
who appreciates art and encourages my work!
I spent a couple of weeks in France painting
this past Summer and have done demonstrations twice over at the Sheldon
Art Gallery in Naples. Please see the Events Page for all that’s going
on…I am offering 2 workshops this year painting en plein air. I would
love for you to join me.
I switch between series of landscapes and still
life/florals and feel that keeps my work fresh and moving forward….
I would love to hear from you and any comments
you may have. Again, many thanks for visiting.
Hope Reis is a contemporary artist, originally from Greenwich,
Connecticut. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design
from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, but since 2000 has
spent her time learning about art.
Hope seeks to combine
realism and impressionism in her paintings. Painting from life, or on
location is what really inspires her, and heightens the emotional charge
and depth in her work. Whether she arranges a live floral set up in her
studio, or is painting en plein air, Hope wants to capture the freshness
of the flowers, or the effect of the light on the landscape. She works
in either watercolor or oils, depending upon the effect she is trying to
Inspired by the richness of the work of the Old
Masters, Hope’s work has a timeless quality to it enhanced by her
intuitive sense about contemporary taste and color.
Painting from life: “I feel the energy and
passion that comes from painting from life, whether flowers in the
Studio or painting in the landscape. This element is one of the things
that really excites me. It’s what I want the viewer to feel also, says
the artist. I want my work to reflect the appreciation I feel for the
glorious beauty God has given all to enjoy.”
One of her florals is featured in a book from
International Artist Publishing entitled, “How Did You Paint
That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals”.
Her work is represented by Sheldon Fine Art in
both Naples, FL & Newport, RI. Her paintings are found in both private
and corporate collections worldwide.