Welcome to my Website!
It has been a great year for me….my paintings
have been selling and I have had the privilege of visiting with some of
my favorite Collectors. THANK YOU to everyone who appreciates and
encourages us artists in our endeavor to communicate to the world in a
Working with Sheldon Fine Arts has been a lot
of fun and several times they have invited me to come demonstrate….I
love that!!! I have also had the opportunity to do a couple of
Commissions for patrons which is always fun…One of them was a beach
scene and one a landscape….
This Summer I visited their Gallery in Newport
RI and Saratoga, NY and I am excited to be included in their Roster of
Artists. See the Gallery Page for Contact Information.
also was asked to do a Rose Painting Demonstration for the Rose
Convention held here in Palm Beach County at the Hilton this past
Fall…here’s a picture of me and Debbie Coolidge, one of the owners of
Cool Roses who was hosting the Convention..
I am looking forward to working on a series of
landscapes in the coming months and will try to keep my website updated
with new work.
And don’t forget to also take a look at the
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.