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'As an artist I am always excited and grateful to those who promote the arts. It not only gives the artist an opportunity to tell his or her stories, but affords the viewer a powerful and uplifting experience.'
~Shirley Reade

'Creating a painting is a renewing experience,
time stands still and you are able to let go of everything else.'

What's New!

Castle, Boats and Swans

Castle, Boats and Swans

An adaptation of: Chaleau de la Mothe-Chandeniers (France)

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 when a 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 estate 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!

Painted on 24 x 48 gallery canvas.

Ribbons at the Lane County Fair 2018

Country Gardens
Country Gardens

Montana Waterfall

Boy and his Dog
Boy and his Dog

Ancient Doors Castle
Ancient Doors Castle

Family of Geese
Family of Geese

 Sounds of the Sea
Sounds of the Sea

Winter Reindeers in Swedish Lapland
24 x 36 Acrylic on gallery canvas
Painted for my granddaughter, Kelsey and family for their new home.

Winter Reindeers in Swedish Lapland

My Lane County Fair ribbons 7-2016

Lane County Fair Ribbons
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

McKenzie Art Festival

McKenzie Art Festival

McKenzie Art Festival

Just for fun: "You Caught Me!" ©

Another fun painting...Fun in the Butterfly Garden - November 2013 ©

Fun in the Butterfly Garden November 2013

"After the Rain"   another fun painting!

After the Rain

Joy! ...time to create a fun painting just for me!


At the Top - Victoria Falls, South Africa

At the Top - Victoria Falls, South Africa ©

View it in the Seascapes Gallery

Orioles on wood 10" x 10" Tulips on wood
Orioles on wood 10" x 10" and Tulips on wood 10" x 10"

Shirley Reade, The Open Door fundraiser cookbook

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. They saw the painting on my web site.

The Open Door
The Open Door

Small Bird Paintings

Juvenile BluebirdAmerican Robin

Juvenile Bluebird. and American Robin

Eastern BluebirdRose breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Bluebird and Rose breasted Grosbeak

Garden Angel

Garden Angel, Acrylic 9 x 12 painting ... just for fun!

"Birds & Butterflies" a selection of small paintings for fun!

Gold Finch
Gold Finch
Mountain Blue Bird
Mountain Blue Bird
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Cedar Wax Wing
Cedar Wax Wing
Barn Swallows
Barn Swallows
Yellowheaded Black Bird
Yellowheaded Black Bird


Springfield Mayor's Art Show, Acrylic Animals  - First Place

Mallard Family, Pass Creek Park
Springfield Mayor's Art Show, Acrylic Animals - First Place

Farmer's Market

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 Upper McKenzie River in Oregon acrylic painting on gallery canvas

Shirley Reade June 2009

Upper McKenzie River painting created by permission from a photo by
Deigh Bates of DeighLight Images. See larger image.

Mossbrae Falls ©

Mossbrae Falls Acrylic Painting - click for larger image
Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, California
See larger image

I will be participating in the Umpqua Valley Art Association's 41st Annual Summer Arts Festival
June 26, 27 & 28, 2009 at Fir Grove Park in Roseburg, Oregon. (1624 West Harvard Avenue)
My booth will be inside the art gallery in Studio East.

Winchester Bridge

Winchester Bridge, located just north of Roseburg, Oregon
Winchester Bridge ...w/fish ladder in the background & local fishermen in foreground
(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

Self Portrait, bear, frog, bird, insects

"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.