International Artist Christopher Reid

was born in South Africa, but moved to the US at an early age. He studied fine art at The Savannah College Of Art And Design and UNC-Wilmington. He trained in all media, but currently favors pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. You will see in his portfolio that he enjoys painting all kinds of subjects and his style varies based on his mood at the time and the subject. Reid is currently accepting commissions for paintings and exhibiting in various locations throughout South Africa.
Chris’s up to date CV is now viewable online.

To commission your own painting, contact chris@reidsart.com or click on the tabs above if interested in purchasing an original artwork or print reproduction. Come and join me online by clicking on the social media buttons below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gearing up for even more plein air painting!

I can’t believe it is summer already! The garden is exploding with growth and we got some much needed rain. The next few weeks are packed with end-of-year functions and art competitions. December will be a brief rest before the back to back exhibitions for the first half of 2018. I hope to fit in lots of plein air painting. I will try and keep my plein air plans listed on the South African Plein Air Painters Facebook group. If anyone wants to join me or just pop by to see what I am working on, I love connecting with people through art.

-Chris

Below are some of Chris’s recent paintings!

News

Freedom In Art

Freedom In Art

Freedom In Art Exhibition The Freedom In Art Competition, Auction & Exhibition Gala Event was held at the Cape Town City Hall on the 18th November from 5-9pm. Proceeds from the event go toward helping fight human trafficking. S-CAPE and STOP...

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SANLAM Portrait Awards

SANLAM Portrait Awards

The 2017 SANLAM Portrait Awards, the largest art competition in South Africa, received just under 1500 entries this year. From that field 100 paintings have been selected by the panel of judges. Christopher Reid's acrylic self-portrait, "Super Selfie", was selected as...

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Art Exposure Interview

Art Exposure Interview

Artist Interview: Painter Christopher Reid on Growing, Diversifying and Building a Career as an Artist 6th July 2017 by Jack Morrell in Artist Interviews Art Exposure UK has just published their July 2017 interview with artist Christopher Reid. The...

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2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Finalist

2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Finalist

Two of Christopher Reid's paintings have been honored as finalists for the 2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition. This competition occurs during the Hermanus FynArts festival each year. Approximately 30 entries are selected from entries sent from across...

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Recent Awards

South African Portrait Society Competition

South African Portrait Society Competition

Christopher Reid's acrylic painting, "Kissed By Firelight", won 3rd place in the South African Portrait Society's online competition. The theme this year was "Fashion Portrait". Artists from across South Africa entered portraits in any medium. Judges Margaret Gradwell...

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1st Place- Benguela Cove Life Drawing Competition

1st Place- Benguela Cove Life Drawing Competition

FynArts Festival Director, Mary Faure, and Benguela Cove Marketing PR & Events Manager, Warren Pearce presented Artist Christopher Reid with the 2017 Life Drawing award. Christopher Reid has won the 2017 FynArts Life Drawing Competition. On Friday, June 9th, 21...

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People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Christopher Reid's painting, "Crickets Chirping" has won "people's choice" for the Jackson's Pastel Landscape Competition. The London based art company selected 25 finalists from among hundreds of entries around the world. Voting was held via Facebook for the People's...

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WCAS Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition

WCAS Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition

And 3 of the awards go to...Christopher Reid for his paintings entered into the Western Cape Artists' Society Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition. "Night, Gowns" took Judge's Award for the pastel category; "Rusty Fence Gate" (watercolor) and "Queen of Pela Graca"...

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Upcoming Events

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Why choose Chris?

K. Jean W. (Newark, DE, USA) Chris did two portraits from photographs for me.  They are excellent representations of the photos and the people in them.   He was able to catch the essence of their personality from the photo.  My grandson’s blue eyes shine in the portrait just as they do in real… read more
Pam M. (Spring, TX, USA) We have several of Christopher Reid’s works of art hanging in our home(s).  Not only have we purchased already completed pieces, but we have also commissioned him to do work for us. We have been extremely pleased with his finished products. He has the ability to… read more
Kim B. (Ogden, NC, USA) Chris’ art speaks for itself. His work has mass appeal and yet is anything but common. His years of dedication and love of his profession show in every piece that he produces. read more
Charlie B. (Atlanta, GA, USA) In the fall of 2014 I met Chris Reid at a social function at my cousin’s home. He had painted a portrait of my cousin’s beloved Lab who had recently died. At her request, he brought some of his paintings to show the guests and I fell in love with a water color of a… read more
Fern B. (Wilmington, NC, USA) I feel fortunate to have discovered Christopher Reid’s artwork during a local Plein Air Art show a couple of years ago, before his meteoric rise and successes in our regional art scene. Particularly captivating to me are Chris’s depictions of water in all of its… read more
Judie D. (Greenville, SC, USA) I was so pleased to be able to take art classes from Christopher this past summer. He is such a fabulous artist as well as a great teacher. I feel like I learned so much under his watchful and talented eye and I miss our class time tremendously! read more
Sean A. (Raleigh, NC, USA) There’s something to be said for spending at least 10,000 hours on your craft. Chris surpassed that milestone long ago. I know a few good artists, and even fewer great ones. He is one of the greats. Chris’ ability to translate the world around us into a 2-dimensional… read more
Donal Furst – Art Professor UNCW (Wilmington, NC, USA) Christopher is a versatile and prolific artist working in several media. His pastel work is especially ambitious, both in scale and variety of subject matter. His work en plein air is particularly impressive. He has a firm grasp of realistic rendering, but always in… read more
Barbara B. (Raleigh, NC, USA) I’m always amazed when looking at one of Chris’ realistic paintings – the detail is amazing. He captures subtleties in lighting and color – I can imagine being in the picture. My favorite is the old tractor in the snow – I can feel the cold of the snow, and imagine… read more
Jane H. (Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA) I now have a whole wall of Chris Reid’s paintings and smile every time I walk by them. I’m partial to his water scenes, the way he captures light and reflection, but the portrait he painted of my beloved yellow lab still makes my breath catch – he brought him back to… read more
Hilary L. (Wilmington, NC, USA) I recently took a class from Chris for Plein Air painting. He started the class with background information about Plein Air in Art History  which was valuable. Then he discussed in depth the equipment necessary for outdoor painting and finally the elements of creating… read more
Lan Yu H. (Boston, MA, USA) I researched a few places before deciding to commission a custom painting from Reidsart a few years ago. It was a beautiful piece for the in-laws (picture of a new baby). The painting (pastel) was really amazing. He’s not the cheapest option but I think his paintings… read more
Darlene B. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA) After contemplating many years, and following the progress of several artists, I chose Christopher to do a custom painting from a 40 year old colored photograph.  Old pictures fade; however, I explained the magic that was always present in the subject’s eyes. Chris’s… read more