Originally from Greenwich CT, Hope Reis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Since moving to Florida in 2000 she has spent her time learning about art through self- study and participating in workshops with some of the finest painters of today.
Painting from life, or on location is what really inspires her. Whether she arranges a floral set up in her studio, or is painting en plein air, her desire is to capture the freshness of the flowers, and the effect of the light on the landscape. The goal is to express the essence of the subject in one session, “Alla Prima” if possible. “I am inspired by the richness of the work of the Old Masters such as Sorolla & Anders Zorn, and hopefully my work has a timeless quality to it. Also, I want my work to reflect the appreciation I feel for the glorious beauty God has given all to enjoy.”
One of her florals is featured in a book from International Artist Publishing entitled, How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals.
She is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society, Women Painters of the Southeast, and Landscape Painters International.
2014 Best of Show – Lighthouse Art Museum Plein Air Painters
2015 1st Place – Plein Air Painters Cornell Museum – Delray Beach, FL
2015 Finalist – Richeson Floral & Still Life Competition
2014 Finalist – Ricehson Floral & Still Life Competition
2015 Women Painters of the Southeast Juried National Show