Reiko Hervin is a full-time watercolor artist whose love of
life and art are expressed exquisitely in her variety of the subjects.
Her artwork has an accent of Japanese sensitivity of luminous colors and
dynamic expression in the compositions. She appreciates the power
of the sun and the shadows which makes for a three dimensional effect
where delicate colors lay on top of each other.
Hervin started her art career in her native Japan as a graphic
designer. She has loved art since she was young and graduated with
honors from the Tokyo Design School, and received a second place award
from the Japanese Ministry of Education for her calligraphy at the
national competition level. She also worked at a major television
station in Yokohama in their graphic design department. Hervin
studied under one of the great masters of Japanese Art for several
years. She continued studying watercolor after she moved to America,
She likes to paint realistic subjects and imaginative colors that
float together by watercolor. The viewers will get lost in there,
and enjoy the time in between what is real and an illusion... A dream
world... to forget for a moment their everyday life. She has
created hundreds of pieces of artwork since settling in Smith Valley,
Nevada in 1997. Most of these paintings are in private collections
across America, Europe, and Asia.
She has won numerous awards, Nevada State Fair Commendation Awards,
The Best of Show at Nevada Artist Association, 2nd place at Biggest
Little Art Show in Nevada are just few of them.
Her work appeared on the ‘Watercolor Magic Magazine’ web site, 2003.
2004, her transparent w/c painting was selected at the ‘Watercolor West’
National judged show in LA, California. She is a juried member of
the Watercolor West. In 2006, her Jazz theme painting was accepted
to show in the New York City, also one of her Floral paintings was in
‘Splash 9-Watercolor Secrets’ by North Light Books.
She has shown her work at the Governor’s Mansion and at the State
Library and Archives in Carson City, where she had a first one-woman
show 1999. Since then every year she has been invited to have a
show around northern Nevada. In 2000, 2001 and 2002 she was a
judge for the Lyon County Fair- Fine Art Exhibit.
Hervin teaches quality drawing & watercolor classes for adults and
schools, private lessons at the Gardnerville, Minden and Smith Valley.
Contact: Dreamart Studio 11 Norton Lane Wellington NV 89444