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2008-09 Fall/Winter print edition, Vol. 20 No. 3

“Jake” by watercolorist Herb Reed, sits outside in front of his tattoo parlor, enjoying his rise out of Reed’s discard box “as a great lesson in what you can do with fresh eyes.“ Herb Reed’s medium of choice is transparent watercolor using Caran d’Ache watercolor sticks.

     “Lots of fun and keeps me out of trouble,” is how artist Reed describes his last few years as a serious watercolor artist. Herb began his career not as an artist, but as an electrical engineer building a career in corporate public relations and advertising.

     Herb moved to Texas from Tennessee, where his mom was a trained artist, and in 2003 started creating his own style on the watercolor scene.

     Drawing inspirations from fellow artists Naomi Brotherton, Tony Couch, Nita Leland, and among others, he has set his visions on representational landscapes, tackling still life and portraits, as he feels motivated. He met Leland during a workshop where she saw his “Rain at the State Fair” and wished for it to be included in her book “Confident Color: An Artist’s Guide to Harmony, Contrast and Unity” published by North Light Books/F+W Media of Cincinnati, Ohio. At the Artists’ Showplace Confident Color Exhibition in Dallas, Herb enjoyed the success of his and fellow artists, “thrilled to be included with so many of his Southwestern Watercolor Society members.”

     As the President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, Herb also stays busy participating in local and regional juried shows as well as the Richard Civics Artists Society. For more on the Art-to-Art Palette Journal’s cover artist selection, his collections and projects, click your way to www.herbreedwatercolors.com.

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