Russ Reed has been painting for 25 years and is especially interested in stories of transformation. His major creative influences include many of the baroque era artists, but especially Rembrandt, Rubens, and Zurbarán. More contemporary influences are Goya and the small portraits of Lucian Freud.

Russ’s neo-baroque body of work extends the understanding of the ancient narratives into the reality of our present day. This focus also places Russ in the continuum of centuries of figural and narrative artists.

When not painting, Russ enjoys exploring the national parks with his wife Terri. They also lead the Art & Faith community of artists in the southwest Dallas area through Faith Bible Church in DeSoto, Texas.

Contact Russ at russ@encountergallery.com