CarrieAnn Reda - Fine Artist

CarrieAnn Reda

Salem, Oregon - United States

 
 
 

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CarrieAnn Reda

Salem, Oregon - United States

CarrieAnn Reda - Fine Artist

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About CarrieAnn Reda

A little bit about me:

Until recently I never fully considered being an artist as a valid personal professional choice, but hard economic times have forced me to rethink what I had always considered to be a talent and a hobby, but since artistry had suddenly become the only means by which I could keep my familyís dreams afloat. Iíve always had the desire to dedicate myself to it fully but that felt like a selfish and childish whim, now I have no other choice but to make sure I am successful in my artistic endeavors- fate has made the choice for me that I could not make for myself.

My feelings on the purpose of art:

The purpose of art to is to create something beautiful; for hand-rendered art it is to express a moment in ways that a camera never can. That moment may be joyful, painful or just beauty for beautyís sake but it must always be rendered in a skillful manner. Choice of medium and canvas, expression of detail, color, texture, the recreation of light, form, and line should all come together to create the identity of the work. Is it a simple and fun illustration? An expression of emotion in ink? Or a detailed examination?

On my current endeavors, pet portraits and drawings in graphite:

Iíve decided to try my hand at pet portraits after the loss of my beloved golden retriever to cancer. It was a heart-rending experience, and I needed to do something positive with it. People tell me that Iím able to put a more into my portraits than what is there in the reference pictures: an expressiveness that I imagine comes from my love of cartooning and illustration. In cartooning a slight change in a line in a facial expression means the difference between a mischievous grin and a grimace.
Currently Iím working mainly in graphite because of its versatility (and because I am to poor for oil paintings or pastels) since it is as easy to get a sharp clean line with graphite as it is to achieve a soft wash. Also I feel that a drawing has a clean simplicity that makes it look at home in any way you choose to display it. It is also a medium that suits itself to these hard economic times- the over head costs for a commission in graphite are a fraction of what they would be for a pastel or oil painting, which makes commissions accessible to a larger group of people.

If youíd like to contact me about a pet portrait, drawing, or illustration commission you can send me an email directly at Hypatia_Orion@yahoo.com, or through my online portfolio which has more information (sizes, pricing, etc) at www.moonfruit.mightfly.com.

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Crista Forest - Bird Painting - Apple Harvest Chickadees

Bird Painting - Apple...

by Crista Forest was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 10/18/2013

Barbara Keith - Basset Hound

Basset Hound

by Barbara Keith was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/28/2013

Maynard Ellis - Beautiful Portrait - Black and White

Beautiful Portrait -...

by Maynard Ellis was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/24/2013

Karl Seitinger - Andalusischer Traum

Andalusischer Traum

by Karl Seitinger was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/24/2013

Michael Cross - Coming Apart 2

Coming Apart 2

by Michael Cross was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/24/2013

R christopher Vest - Raquet Tailed Rollers

Raquet Tailed Rollers

by R christopher Vest was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/23/2013

Tricia Kittredge - Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

by Tricia Kittredge was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Clifton E Hadfield - Large Iris

Large Iris

by Clifton E Hadfield was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Maureen Dean - Snuggled

Snuggled

by Maureen Dean was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Maureen Dean - Untitled

Untitled

by Maureen Dean was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Marsha Friedman - Golden-faced Tyrannulet

Golden-faced Tyrannulet

by Marsha Friedman was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Marsha Friedman - Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

by Marsha Friedman was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/21/2013

Nancy Jolley - Autumn

Autumn's Blaze

by Nancy Jolley was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/20/2013

Savannah Gibbs - Old Doors

Old Doors

by Savannah Gibbs was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/20/2013

Savannah Gibbs -  Corpse Flower

Corpse Flower

by Savannah Gibbs was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/20/2013

Greg Olsen - Hook Line and Summer

Hook Line and Summer

by Greg Olsen was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/07/2013

Greg Olsen - Heir to the Kingdom

Heir to the Kingdom

by Greg Olsen was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/07/2013

Greg Olsen - O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem

by Greg Olsen was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/07/2013

Mindy Huntress - Showers to Flowers

Showers to Flowers

by Mindy Huntress was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 02/06/2013

Michael Pickett - Neist Point Lighthouse

Neist Point Lighthouse

by Michael Pickett was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/16/2012

Michael Pickett - Love Potion

Love Potion

by Michael Pickett was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/16/2012

Jane Bucci - The Request

The Request

by Jane Bucci was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/09/2012

Jane Bucci - Nightingale Girl

Nightingale Girl

by Jane Bucci was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/09/2012

Nan Wright - Love me love my dog

Love me love my dog

by Nan Wright was favorited by CarrieAnn Reda on 08/08/2012