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.
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2018 is super busy!
Summer is on the wane and I am looking forward to cooler weather and more rain. With so many exhibitions and workshops to prepare for, I have been doing a lot of work in the studio lately. My upcoming exhibitions and workshops are listed on my events calendar below.
Of special note is my solo show at The Cape Gallery opening Friday April 5th. The Cape Gallery is one of the oldest and most prestigious galleries in Cape Town. I am honored to have been offered a solo exhibition and am working on new artwork for the exhibit. Many of the works I will be exhibiting have never been posted online and this will be your first chance to see them. The opening coincides with the monthly First Thursday gallery walk, so you can make a full night of it and see all the galleries in central Cape Town. I will be there, so pop in and say hello 🙂
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.
Because I am the co-chair of the International Watercolor Society of South Africa, I have been busy organizing our first national exhibition, to be held in Sea Point, Cape Town from March 9th-22nd. I will be at the opening and plan to plein air paint nearby while in town. With 63 of the top artists from across South Africa, it promises to be an exhibit worth making the trip to see.
Below are some of Chris’s recent paintings!
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Christopher Reid wins 2nd place in CAS Founder's Trophy Competition Constantiaberg Art Society held their annual Founder's Trophy Competition November 28th 2017 at the Alphen Centre in Constantiaberg. The event pairs a end-of-year social gathering with a...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
- N/A, March 16, 2018 – March 29, 2018 – WCAS Merit & Little Gems Exhibition
- 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm, April 5, 2018 – April 28, 2018 – En Plein Air- Solo Exhibit- The Cape Gallery
- N/A, April 7, 2018 – Noordhoek Plein Air Art Festival
- N/A, May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 – Chardonnay Constantia Exhibit
- N/A, June 8, 2018 – June 17, 2018 – FynArts Studio Tours
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, June 9, 2018 – June 17, 2018 – A Thread Runs Through It
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, June 9, 2018 – June 17, 2018 – 2018 Tondo Competition
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