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 the country and are displayed in the Bouchard Finlayson wine cellar. The paintings must be round to facilitate hanging on the ends of wine barrels for the exhibit and can be a maximum of 60cm diameter.
This year’s theme is Reflections and Reid chose to focus on local subjects. His “Form And Function” features wine glasses from a Hermanus vineyard wine tasting. Some of the best wines in the world come from the Hermanus area and vineyard wine tastings are very popular.
Reid’s second entry “Soutpan Morning” was inspired by the flamingos in the early morning light at the Vermont Groenstroke Soutpan about 5 minutes from Reid’s home in Sandbaai. The Soutpan functions as a refuge for waterfowl in the Hermanus area and is a popular spot for morning walks among locals.
The exhibition opens June 9th in the wine cellar at the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate and is open to the public.
Exhibition Photos- Opening Day