"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, December 2008
"The Contemporary Vermeer"
- Shauna Lee Arts Advisory, August 2008
"Reed paints . . . amazingly life-like visages that seem to live somewhere between the two- and three-dimensional worlds."
- Kevin Mellema, Falls Church News-Press, September 2008
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