Dean Tatam Reeves’ studio is under an open sky, wherever he plants his painting chair. In this way he produces an ongoing series of works in pastels and watercolours that investigate diverse Canadian landscapes. Dean is at home whether he is exploring cool Central Alberta forests and wetlands of the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere, windswept open prairies, rugged Great Lakes shores, the wilds of Algonquin Park or the tidal basin of the Bay of Fundy.
Born in England, Dean has lived in Western Canada since 1956. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1978 Dean established an ongoing art practice. Throughout his career he has served the public in roles as an art educator, arts manager and curator. His artworks can be found in numerous public, corporate and private art collections.