is a renewing experience,
time stands still
and you are able to
let go of everything else.'
Castle, Boats and Swans
An adaptation or: Chaleau de la Mothe-Chandeniers
A crumbling French chateau dating back to the 13th
century was once a legendary party palace, is really
located with its own moat at Les Trois -Moutiers,
200 miles south of Paris in the south-western Poitou-Chaentes
region... In 1932, tragedy struck yet again wwhen
huge fire tore through the chateau after new central
heating was installed, destroying much of its structure
and all its belongings. Countless antiques, priceless
paintings and rare books were lost. It sat empty
until it was purchased in 1981. Footage of the archaic
in its current state shows a castle completely overgrown
with trees. But with its fairytale utrrets and defiant
arches, the property's potential is undeniable.
I decided to design my own version of this once grand
castle... and changed the mote to a lake with waterfalls,
boats and swans! Enjoy!
Ribbons at the Lane County Fair 2018
Boy and his Dog
Ancient Doors Castle
Family of Geese
Sounds of the Sea
Winter Reindeers in Swedish Lapland
x 36 Acrylic on gallery canvas
Painted for my granddaughter, Kelsey and family for
their new home.
My Lane County Fair ribbons 7-2016
Cork Larsen, Gayle Balsalobre, Glenn Dow, and I all
won ribbons at the fair.
Cork also won People's Choice Award!
McKenzie Art Festival in Leaburg
Just for fun: "You
Caught Me!" ©
Another fun painting...Fun in the Butterfly Garden - November 2013 ©
"After the Rain" another fun painting!
Joy! ...time to create a fun painting
just for me!
At the Top - Victoria Falls,
South Africa ©
View it in the Seascapes Gallery
Orioles on wood 10" x 10" and Tulips
on wood 10" x 10"
The Open Door Resource Center (a non-profit organization)
in Upper Sandusky, Ohio
has featured my painting "The Open Door" on
the cover of their fundraiser cook book.
The services at Open Door Resource Center include financial
assistance and referral
for emergency needs; a financial planning program; free
student tutoring; and life-skills triningdesigned to
encourage clients to become self-sustaining individuals.
the painting on my web site.
The Open Door
Small Bird Paintings
Juvenile Bluebird. and American Robin
Eastern Bluebird and Rose breasted
Garden Angel, Acrylic 9 x 12 painting ... just
"Birds & Butterflies" a
selection of small paintings for fun!
Mountain Blue Bird
Cedar Wax Wing
Yellowheaded Black Bird
Mallard Family, Pass Creek
Springfield Mayor's Art Show, Acrylic
Animals - First Place
Springfield Farmer's Market - Acrylic
painting on masonite board by Shirley Reade.
Springfield Farmer's Friday Market
is a great place for artists' from the Emerald Art
Center to create paintings!
Upper McKenzie River in Oregon ©
Shirley Reade June 2009
Upper McKenzie River painting created by permission
from a photo by
Deigh Bates of DeighLight Images.
Mossbrae Falls ©
Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, California
I will be participating in the Umpqua
Valley Art Association's 41st Annual Summer Arts
June 26, 27 & 28, 2009 at Fir Grove Park
in Roseburg, Oregon. (1624 West Harvard Avenue)
will be inside the art gallery in Studio East.
Winchester Bridge ...w/fish ladder in the background & local fishermen
(located in Winchester, just north of Roseburg, Oregon)
Here beneath the Winchester Bridge, the Umpqua River
has long been as favorite spot for river rafting and sports fishing.
Acrylic Painting (24" x 48") is now on display at the
Totem Market in Winchester Oregon.
Giclees are available...Contact Steve Agee, Owner/Totem Market 541-672-8486
"Artist's Retreat" © Self Portrait by Shirley Reade
WHAT IS A GICLEE?: Giclee's are scanned from the original painting, printed on canvas, backed with foam board and ready to frame.