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 workshop even if it was just theory.

Sonica Odendaal (Johannesburg, 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.

Tracy S. (Kleinmond, 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 do so.

Ruben du Plessis (Cape Town, 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 spend. Would definitely invite him to come and do more workshops in the future.

Sonja Frenz (Durbanville, South Africa)

Christopher is a suberb artist and teacher, I recommend him!

Charmé Southey (Hermanus, 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 for the […]

Ann Green (Kleinmond, 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.

Jenny Dugmore (Somerset West, South Africa)

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 life. My granddaughter’s pixie smile catches your […]

K. Jean Williams (Newark, DE, 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 capture the essence of the subject matter in a […]

Pam Murray (Spring, TX, 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.

Kim B. (Ogden, NC, USA)

Chris is an awesome artist and teacher… What he can make happen within his preferred mediums is simply amazing.

David Starbuck – Artist (Wilmington, NC, 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 […]

Charlie Bright (Atlanta, GA, 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 myriad forms, shapes, and moods. My gorgeous scene of the […]

Fern Bugg (Wilmington, NC, 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!

Judie Daniels (Greenville, SC, 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 space is amazing. I can’t wait to […]

Sean Aitken (Raleigh, NC, USA)

Jane – who is an aspiring artist – and I have met many artists over the years but almost none are in the same league as Christopher Reid. His work in all media is outstanding and his history of winning international art awards speaks for itself.His natural ability to assist and share his techniques with […]

Greg Baxter (Durbanville, South Africa)

Christopher Reid creates breathtaking watercolors that make ordinary, every day events seem magical. And best of all, he’s able to put that ability into his classes and workshops so that students learn much faster than expected. Ask me what I learned about backgrounds and jawlines today.

Dorothy Wilhelm (Tacoma, Washington, USA)

Love this book! Finally someone wrote a great book on pastel painting. It is wonderfully informative and written in such an easy style. Mr. Reid not only covers all the basics of materials and set up for beginners, but he also includes several demos, plein air painting set up, and adds many extras for the […]

Krista Fulbright (Exeter, California, US)

Highly skilled artist with excellent ability across variety of media and themes. Not only is Chris an esteemed and respected artist, he is also able to share his knowledge and experience with others according to their requirements.

Rekha Sinath (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

What a talented artist Chris Reid is. And so generous in teaching others what comes so naturally to him. Well done Chris!

Ann Janks (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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 are far superior to any of the other […]

Lan Yu Han (Boston, MA, USA)

“You need but one pastel book and this is it. Christopher Reid presents a wealth of technical and artistic information in his engaging, comprehensive book. The crisp text and crystal-clear diagrams and demonstrations surpass any pastel book available before now. Simply indispensable for the pastel artist at any level from novice to professional.”

Don Furst