Portrait Society of America Signature Status Artist

Ted Reed is honored to be one of only 12 artists to whom the Portrait Society of America has awarded Signature Status, an honorary status that grants the right to use the initials PSS - Portrait Society Signature - on all personally created works as an indication of the Society's harmonious high standards and goals, to create, to advance and to share.


"Ted Reed is one of the supreme masters of the technical aspects of classical realism. Reed also has the mastery of composition, creativity, and that arcane ability to grab something from the subject beyond just its likeness.

"They don't get much better than Reed when it comes to delivering superbly crafted portraits and representational work at the height of realism.

"His subjects are elevated by the light in which they bathe, but firmly placed in the corporal world; the light just offers a glimpse of the sublime."

- F. Lennox Compello, Old Town Crier - Gallery Beat

"The Contemporary Vermeer"

- Shauna Lee Arts Advisory

"Reed paints . . . amazingly life-like visages that seem to live somewhere between the two- and three-dimensional worlds."

- Kevin Mellema, Falls Church News-Press




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