For more than 20 years, B.F. Reed’s distinctive watercolors have been displayed in art galleries along the East coast of the United States, and abroad, in Japan and South Korea. She is one of the few artists who have been recognized twice by the prestigious National Watercolor Society and three times by the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She has also been awarded the Regional Artists grant twice from the Eastern North Carolina Arts Council, which is partly funded by the North Carolina Arts Council. The power of her work reflects rigorous years of study at the prestigious Moore College of Art and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. There, she honed her artistic sense of design and composition.
B.F. began her professional career as a medical illustrator; as her reputation grew, she became a freelance artist and was commissioned by numerous collectors and private organizations. B.F. Reed’s watercolors can be found in many prestigious collections such as the U.S. Presidential Art Collection, Foreign Diplomatic collections in Asia, the Coca Cola Bottling Company corporate collection, and the private collection of Dr. Julius Erving, NBA Hall of Famer.