Among the maple trees and rolling hills
of Vermont you may on occasion see
painter Reed A. Prescott III. One of New
England’s premier artists, Prescott is
often found studying his native Vermont
before he gives the images life on the
canvas. As a painter, Prescott’s work has
received much acclaim and can be found in
private collections world wide.
The first Vermont Artist to win the
Vermont Duck StampCompetition, Prescott
has often been called "an artist’s artist,"
because of the unique vibrancy created
in his work. Recently his oil paintings are
receiving acclaim throughout the country.
Prescott's painting "Colors of Lake
Champlain at Basin Harbor" appears on the
2007 calendar produced by CFM Inter-
national a 50/50 joint company between
Snecma of France and General Electric’s
Jet Airplane Division. CFM, the world's
largest jet engine manufacturer produces
a calendar each year with artwork from
countries it has representation at.
The calendar is distributed worldwide.
Prescott's painting will represent
the United States of America
August of 2007.
His work has been used commercially
for numerous projects. Prescott's
painting "Waiting for Winter" currently
is the background image for a debit card
created by a regiona bank. His pen and
ink illustrations appear on Birding Trail signs
in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Work has turned up in national magazines,
posters for regional flower shows
and concerts, and calendars.
Prescott wrote a section in the North
Lights Book "How to Paint With Water-
soluble Oil Paints", and his painting "Twin
Maple Farms" was selected the Vermont
Department of Agriculture as the "Image of
Vermont Agriculture" He's the 2006 recipient
of the Friends of the Middlebury College
Museum of Fine Art “Professional Artist of
Distinction” award for his work in the arts
within his community. An Inspirational
Speaker for numerous art events he gives
workshops on the business side of art to
help other creative people learn how to
make a living doing what they love.
He has illustrated ten books, including
"Owls by Floyd Scholz and “Floyd Scholz
Birds of Prey”, perhaps the definitive
study of raptors Prescott also
illustrated books for naturalist
writer Ron Rood whose capstone
examination of the Vermont wilderness
and the New England coast (Ron Rood’s
Vermont and Beachcomber All) each have
over 100 of his pen and ink illustrations.
A graduate of the School of the Worcester
Art Museum, Prescott family has lived in
Vermont since the 1750's having fought in
both the French and Indian and the
Revolutionary Wars. He lives in the foothills
of the Green Mountains in Lincoln,Vermont
with his wife Lisa and two sons Isaac