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Shirley Reade, Artist
Oil & Acrylic Paintings
975 S. 55th Place
Springfield, OR 97478
541-337-6270
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Original Art by Shirley Reade
Castle Series ©

Bodiam Castle, England painting

Bodiam Castle, England
Castle Series©
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18” x 24” Acrylic on Canvas $425.00


“Bodiam Castle really has a wooden walkway to the the door, but it looked so dull and hid some of the beautiful entry way, so I turned it into a path bordered with small flowers and added flowers in the foreground to brighten up the path.”

 
Castel of Almourol, Portugal painting

Castle of Almourol, Portugal
Castle Series©
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20” x 24” Framed Acrylic on Canvas $450.00

“Only the sheep were added to bring life to this grand castle standing against the summer sky”

 
Castle Gardens, England painting

Castle Gardens, England
Castle Series©
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24” x 36” Framed Acrylic on Canvas $625.00


“This old English castle was surrounded by a gorgeous array of flowers. I just couldn't leave any of them out.”

 
Castle in England

Castle in England
Castle Series©
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18” x 24” Framed Acrylic on Canvas $425.00

“Castles have always fascinated me! My collection of photos from friends and relatives has been growing since I was very young. Occasionally I have added my own landscapes, flowers, birds and small animals to create beauty and depth in the paintings. This painting is filled with tulips as they were blooming. I did remove  some buildings to the right of the castle to bring a more  majestic role to the castle.”

 
Manorbier Castle - Wales

Manorbier Castle - Wales
Castle Series©
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18” x 24” Framed Acryic on Canvas $425.00

“I have taken an artists view of this castle by adding and repairing a few broken stones. This goose seemed to be looking for her little ones and greeting visitors at the same time."

 
Warwick Castle, England

Warwick Castle, England
Castle Series©

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16” x 20” Framed Acrylic on Canvas $375.00

 “For centuries, prisoners were incarcerated in the  dungeon of Caesar’s Tower and the unfortunate ones  were lowered in the oubliette, a tiny underground cell  where lives were left to perish, forgotten by their  jailers. After an extensive 19th century renovation, the  castle boasted beautiful gardens and grandly appointed  rooms.”

 
Grandmother’s Tapestry

Grandmother’s Tapestry
Castle Series©
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24” x 48” Framed Acrylic on Canvas $1,500.00


24” x 36” Framed & Matted Print $275.00


“When I was a little girl I remember my grandmother giving my mother a very old faded tapestry. It was hung on the living room wall where ever we moved. One day mother decided to add some color (that was when dye was used to brighten and/or change colors in fabric). It only added a red tinge to the pattern. I was fasinated by the setting and the graceful characters in the tapestry. When I had my own home.. mother gave the tapestry to me. Years later, when my children were grown, I decided to try my hand at painting. I found the old tapestry in the bottom of a drawer and began a two year adventure ,adding colors of my own pleasure.”

Original paintings of castles by Shirley Reade
Castle Series ©
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