The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

DeCarla Reed

Artist Mary Clarence LLC
Home Phone: 4404035631 Website: MCPaintings


DeCarla Reed is an Artist currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio.  I began painting in 2020, during the pandemic as an outlet to channel my emotions in a stressful, busy, and oftentimes confusing world. 

I have dealt with depression for several years and Art has become my Therapy.” My portraits and creations of abstract art represent a vision of joy and love from the soul.  It brings me a sense of happiness, peace, and calmness often using painting as meditation and tranquility. 


Artist Statement

My creation of abstract art represents a vision of joy and love from the soul. It brings me a sense of happiness, peace, and calmness often using the painting as meditation and tranquility. The vision of abstract art can create movement, excitement, drama and/or serenity. 

Texture, dimension, and color are the basis for my custom abstract paintings. The use of various elements like acrylic, texture mediums, and glazes are constructed into many layers. Each custom painting brings meaning that takes the viewer into the image where they can make unexpected insights and harmony. 

Mary Clarence LLC was created in loving memory of my mother, Mary (1949 – 2015). She has always shown me strength, dedication, and unwavering support.