Christopher Reid

was born in South Africa and studied fine art at The Savannah College Of Art And Design. He trained in all media, but currently favors pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. You will see from his portfolio that he enjoys painting all kinds of subjects and his style varies based on his mood at the time and what best suits the subject. He has work in private collections all over the world. His up to date CV is viewable online.

If you’d like to purchase one of my originals listed under Artwork in the menu above, or commission a painting, simply email me at chris@reidsart.com. To sign up for my quarterly newsletter, The Artificate, click here.

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2020 Portfolio of award-winning South African artist Christopher Reid with 22 stunning recent artworks. Also includes: comprehensive lists of past exhibitions, awards, galleries, organizations, education, publications, and photos! Great gift idea for collectors! Softcovers- $14.99. Hardcovers- $29.99. Click on the book to purchase. You can also use the coupon code below to receive $14.99 off any print order of Chris’s work included in the book! 

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Free Color Palettes of any ReidsArt Painting or Print!

Free Color Palettes of any ReidsArt Painting or Print!

Considering buying a painting or print, or requiring a little help getting your new painting settled into its new home? We can provide a  palette for you based on the painting colors that also coordinate well together for easy decorating. Simply download the file to...

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GreenPrints Magazine

GreenPrints Magazine

Chris has been doing illustrations for GreenPrints Magazine for a while now. It’s a wonderful little publication chock-full of inspirational garden stories. If you’re interested in ordering a digital copy, you can purchase it on issuu.com. Below is his contribution...

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“A Thread Runs Through It” Fynarts Festival

“A Thread Runs Through It” Fynarts Festival

Fantastic opening for, "A Thread Runs Through It" at this year's FynArts Festival in Hermanus! Painters and fibre artists were paired to create pieces that interrelated and complemented each other through commonalities such as color schemes, themes and form. Artist...

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Landscape Painting Retreat- Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Landscape Painting Retreat- Stanford Valley Guest Farm

May 13th marked the end of an intense 3 day landscape painting retreat ReidsArt held Stanford Valley Guest Farm! The students worked diligently, and saw major improvements in their landscape paintings under Chris's tutelage. Special thanks to the venue for allowing us...

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Chardonnay Deli Exhibition- May 1- 31

Chardonnay Deli Exhibition- May 1- 31

Chris's month-long exhibition at Chardonnay Deli in Constantia got lots of compliments! We love the relaxed vibe there, and were happy to decorate one of their dining rooms with some of Chris's paintings. "A Bunch Of Variety" was the unanimous favorite by the staff....

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Recent Awards

Golden Turtle 2019

Golden Turtle 2019

Chris's painting "Bombs Away" has won 3rd place in the XIII Golden Turtle International Wildlife Competition. 30 artists were selected from entries by 1261 artists worldwide, representing 117 countries, by a panel of international...

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2019 FynArts Tondo Competition

2019 FynArts Tondo Competition

Christopher Reid's painting, "Soutpan Symphony" (acrylic on panel) has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition. This competition occurs during the Hermanus FynArts festival each year. Approximately 30 entries are selected...

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IWS Poland Step By Step competition

IWS Poland Step By Step competition

Chris was selected as the stage 3 winner of the Step By Step international competition, hosted by IWS Poland. The competition requires artists to photograph their painting at 5-7 steps of the creation process and include a list of all materials used. There are 4...

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Best In Show WCAS 2019

Best In Show WCAS 2019

Christopher Reid’s painting “Secret Cove” won Best In Show at the 2019 Western Cape Art Society’s annual Merit exhibition. The exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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Best Acrylic WCAS 2019

Best Acrylic WCAS 2019

Christopher Reid’s painting “Vintage Red” won Best Acrylic at the 2019 Western Cape Art Society’s annual Merit exhibition. The exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition

2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition

November was a very exciting month for us as we were given the opportunity to visit China for 11 days. Chris was invited by the International Watercolor Society of China (all expenses paid), to be one of 30 to participate in the 2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition....

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Check back often to see scheduled art workshops by artist Christopher Reid or send an email to info@reidsart.com to be added to our workshop mailing list!

Testimonials

Sonica O. (Johannesburg, South Africa)

If you ever have the opportunity to attend a workshop or art class with Christopher, grab the opportunity. I have done two workshops with Christopher. He is open and shares his knowledge/information freely. I find he is a book of knowledge and would still attend his...

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Tracy S. (Kleinmond, South Africa)

Chris is a talented artist, who conducts his workshops professionally. We’ve had him in our studio for a 2 day workshop, and look forward to hosting many more in the future.

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Ruben Du P. (Cape Town, South Africa)

After attending one of Christopher's workshops, it left me very inspired to explore a new medium of soft pastel. Chris's workshop was very informative and he has an extensive knowledge and a way of teaching. I would encourage anyone who has not attended a workshop to...

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Sonja F. (Durbanville, South Africa)

I did a pastel workshop with Christopher at Creative Arts Atelier. He is very knowledgeable and thorough. His relaxed style of teaching, individual attention made for a pleasant creative learning experience. I would recommend his workshops as time and money will...

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Ann G. (Kleinmond, South Africa)

I learned a lot on the 2day course. Some myths & rules we had been taught for years went out of the window. A very liberating experience. Above all I will test what I am told is the correct way to mix colour, compose a painting & what paints to buy. Thx Chris...

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Jenny D. (Hermanus, South Africa)

Christopher has a wealth of information and generously shares his experience with his students. His ability to capture his subject is wonderful to watch. I have learnt more painting with Chris than I have in the five years I have been painting.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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!

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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...

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