|On Ted\'s Solo Artist Exhibit of New Works and demonstrations at The Art League Gallery:
Edward J. Reed portrait painting demo, in the Art League gallery space of the Torpedo Factory (105 N. Union St, Alexandria). The event is from 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 5.
"Northern Virginia Art Beat" column of the Falls Church News-Press
As I relayed in a recent review of this show, Reed can do some serious portrait painting. Here we get to see him in action. This the last weekend to catch his solo show, and the last of three painting demos he\'s giving in the same gallery space.
Reed teaches painting at the Torpedo Factory. Coupled with his past life as a litigator, Reed is not one to fumble for words. He knows what he is doing, and is able to articulate it clearly and effortlessly as few artists can. Having attended the last half hour of his last demo we can attest that this is likely to be the best free art instruction you\'ve ever had, or ever will have. If you haven\'t overdosed on art by this point in your weekend, this one is highly recommended - and you finally get to sit down!
Ted Reed is "one of the supreme masters of the technical aspects of classical realism" who also has "mastery of many other tools that a successful painter needs: composition, creativity and that arcane ability to grab something from the subject beyond just its likeness."
Daily Compello Art News, Thursday, September 9, 2008
"Reed paints subjects not only in the flesh, but actively engaged in relaxed conversation. The result is an amazingly life-like visage that seems to live somewhere between the two- and three-dimensional worlds. He\'s not quite up to Rembrant standards, but he\'s getting close to it."
Falls Church News-Press, September 18, 2008
A review focusing just on "Pippi Takes a Ride" saying: "This is just not a painting of a deeply sensual woman dressed in tough biker gear; this is a work of art that steals a little bit of the soul and presence of the model and embeds it in the oil and medium and visual weight of the work. WOW! I was absolutely hypnotized by the work."
Washington DC Art News, March 27, 2006