Reet Herder was born in Halmstad, Sweden and together with her parents and two brothers, immigrated to Canada in 1950.
She has lived in Quebec and Ontario and now resides in Langley, BC where she continues to paint in her home studio.
Reet has been interested in visual arts since the early ‘70’s and has enjoyed working with oil pastels, pencil, pen and ink and acrylics.
In 1998, when she was introduced to oils, at the Fraser River School of Arts, she was “hooked”. She found that creating a painting with a medium such as this was truly a pleasure and, to this day, is continually delighted with her choice.
Since Reet has expanded her horizons to oil painting, she is always inspired and challenged to create, with a paintbrush, what she has loved to photograph. Her artwork reflects the deep creative side of her and this can be seen through the diversity of her subjects.
Along with her own personal studies, together with the Fraser River Art School and her numerous courses and workshops, with many talented art teachers, she continues to study color and light and how they relate to each other and the mood they generate.
Bob Barrett, Loreena Lee, Lora Armbruster, Rick McDiarmid, Alan Wylie and Murray Phillips are among the many talented art teachers that have inspired her, throughout the years.
Reet is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Fraser Valley Chapter of the FCA, South Surrey and White Rock Art Society and Arts West.
She has shown her artwork in their many venues and juried shows and has had many exhibitions throughout the valley.
Her artwork can be found in many private homes throughout Canada.
Please visit her website at – www.myartclub.com/reet.herder