BIOGRAPHY

Hope Reis always wanted to be an artist but originally received a degree in Interior Design and it wasn't until years later she was able to paint full time. Hope says, "I seek to combine realism and impressionism in my paintings. Painting and drawing from life is what really excite me. Whether arranging a living set up in my studio, painting outside, or in a beautiful interior, my desire is to capture the effect of the light and feeling." She works mostly in oils, although she takes watercolors sometimes when traveling abroad. Her love is European Interiors, and she tries to get abroad regularly to paint. She has family in London and Stockbridge and feels right at home in what she calls, "timeless & historic" settings. Hope is continually inspired by the richness of the work of the Old Masters such as Sorolla & Anders Zorn, and hopes her paintings have a timeless quality to them. "Truly I want my work to reflect the appreciation I feel for the glorious beauty God has given us all to enjoy."

She is a Signature member of American Women Artists, Associate member Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and NOAPS. Her work is represented by Sheldon Fine Arts in Florida Anderson Fine Art in Georgia, Ella Richardson Fine Art in Charleston, and Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh, England.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2020 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition - "Ready for Tea"
2020 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - "Melinda's Drawing Room"
2020 National Oil and Acrylic Painters National Exhibition - "The Gold Coat"
2020 American Impressionist Society National Exhibition - "Lost in Thought"
2020 American Women Artists Booth Western Art Museum Exhibition - "Fifty Shades of Blue"
2020 American Impressionist Society 4th Annual Small Works Showcase - "The Gold Chair"
2020 NOAPS Best of America Small Works Exhibition - "Chateau Bedroom"
2020 12th Biennial National Art Exhibit - Juried in "La Solana View to Sunroom"
2019 OPA Online Fall Showcase - Juried in Chateau Sunny Morning
2019 NOAPS Fall On-line International - Juried "Queen Street Playhouse"
2019 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition - "View to the Terrace"
2019 Award of Merit, The Salmagundi Club, 41st Annual Open Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
2019 Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America, Spring Online Juried Exhibition, The Gold Coat
2019 Award of Merit, American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show, The Gold Coat
2018 Honorable Mention, "Melinda's Drawing Room", Oil Painters of America, Summer Online Exhibition
2018 National Oil & Acrylic Painters of America - Best of America Fall Exhibit
2018 American Women Artists - Spring Online Juried National Show
2017 Women Painters of the Southeast - 5th Annual Juried Show

2016 Award of Excellence - Visual Arts 10th Biannual National Art Competition
2016 Oil Painters of America - Salon Show of Traditional Oils
2015 Women Painters of the Southeast Juried National Show
2015 Finalist – Richeson Floral & Still Life Competition
2015 1st Place – Plein Air Painters Cornell Museum Show – Delray Beach, FL
2014 Best of Show – LighthouseArt Museum Plein Air Panters Competition
2014 Finalist – Richeson Floral & Still Life Competition
2014 Palm Beach Daily News - Focus on Faith - Chapel Christmas Card Dec 10
2012 American Women Artists – Annual Juried International Show
2012 Greenhouse Gallery – Peony Parade Annual Juried International Competition
2012 Palm Beach Daily News - Focus on Faith, Chapel Christmas Card Dec 14
2011 Palm Beach Daily News - Royal Poinciana Chapel Christmas Card Dec 11
2010 Palm Beach Daily News - Artist Spotlight - Dec 10
2008 Weatherburn Gallery – Group Show Great Landscapes of Florida
2007 Cornell Musuem – All Florida Show
2007 Palm Beach Post - Nature in Art - Sunday June 11
2006 Palm Beach Post - Collectors Corner March 4
2006 Fort Walton Beach Southeast Regional Show
2006 1st Place - Cornell Museum – "40 degrees in Florida"
2006 3rd Place – Fort Walton Beach – Southeast Regional Show
2005 Winner -International Artist Still Life & Florals Competion