Christopher Reid’s painting “Morning Motoring” received the Publisher Choice Award for the May/June 2016 issue of Art & Beyond Magazine.

Christopher Reid

is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid paints in pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. His style has been described as “contemporary realism with an emphasis on color and depth.”

“I am passionate about art, enjoy the act of creation, and hope to help people who view my artwork appreciate the beauty already around them. Too many people stumble through life without appreciating nature. Art is a form of communication and it is as important what you say as how you say it. I am an optimist at heart and I choose to use my art to talk about beauty.”

“Direct experience plays a major role in my work. Since nature provides the inspiration for art, I enjoy painting en plein air so that I can be out in nature and incorporate all the senses into my paintings and better communicate an experience of the place. When I paint from photographs, I am able to incorporate all the all the information I have observed from direct experience about color and light into my paintings. Even my portraits are informed by the thousands of life drawings I have done.”