Reid Masselink

BOURRON-MARLOTTE, FRANCE

Reid Masselink
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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Reid Masselink is a landscape painter based in Bourron-Marlotte, France, a small village at the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau. His work depicts the chaos and complexity of nature. He works from life, returning to the same site day after day, over several months, spending many hours observing the growth and decay of plant life under changing lighting conditions.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art is about the forces of nature and how things like plants, rocks, and the sky exist and interact. I paint from life because that process indulges my desire to observe things closely.  My paintings, I think, present models as to how living things, like us, are born, grow, how they cope with their environment, and how they die.

REID MASSELINK

b. 1974, Lexington, Kentucky
Lives and works in Bourron-Marlotte, France

EDUCATION
  • 2007New York Academy of Art, MFA
  • 1997The Colorado College, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2012Beaute Complexe, Galerie Nathalie Motte, Paris, France
  • 2010From Start to Finish, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI
  • 2008Procedure, St. Anselm College, Goffstown, NH
  • 2004Landscapes: Paintings and Drawings, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
24 rue du General de Gaulle
Bourron-Marlotte, 77780
If you wish to visit my studio and see my paintings, please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a meeting.