New Paintings by Beckie Reed at Fairfax Gallery, Burnham Market
She is continually drawn to woodland and treescapes. The tree trunks and branches are dribbled on, requiring control and patience but also allowing space for accidents to happen; giving the work a looseness and freedom that’s contrasted with the controlled detailed areas. Each dribble captures a moment and is a permanent mark on the canvas that can’t be undone. It’s the juxtaposition of loose washes, splattered paint, dribbled branches and detailed, precise areas that gives the work its energy and vibrancy. She uses various techniques and mediums to build up layers.