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Artist Christopher Reid Wins Publisher Choice Award

June 27th, 2016

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Publisher Choice Award

Artist Christopher Reid has been awarded a Publisher Choice award in the May/June 2016 issue of Art & Beyond Magazine for his painting "Morning Motoring".

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...

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Best In Show At Top 100 Open Competition

June 27th, 2016

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Best In Show At Top 100 Open Competition

Christopher Reid’s painting, “Marina Reflection”, won Best In Show at the International Gallery Of The Arts Top 100 Open Competition. The competition was open to artists in all media, including photography, and all styles.
The International Gallery Of The Arts (IGOA) had the pleasure of hosting their largest art exhibition to date. The Top 100 “Open” Art Contest produced enormous talent. Congratulations to the top three winners; Christopher Reid, Annette Zalanowski and Kriti
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The International Gallery Of The Arts (IGOA) had the pleasure of hosting their largest art exhibition to date. The Top 100 “Open” Art Contest produced enormous talent and allowed for the creation of the Top 100 “Open” Art Exhibition. The exhibit is based online and includes a 2D and 3D show of artwork. They are proud of the artists that took part in this contest and are honoured to exhibit their work worldwide.
The best of show winner of the contest was awarded to Christopher Reid for his...

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Award In Boone Plein Air Paint Out

August 25th, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Award In Boone Plein Air Paint Out

Artist Christopher Reid won 2nd place in the Howard Street Exchange Plein Air Paint Out in Boone, NC. Reid won with his "Swollen Creek" (acrylic on canvas 20x16) which was painted from right next to his tent while he was camping. The painting was completed in between rain showers and completely en plein air. Reid is know for the presence of water in his paintings. "I am from the beach and when I paint in the mountains I want to really capture the differences in the environment, even if I do keep getting drawn to paint water scenes," he said.

The annual plein air competition is hosted by The Howard Street Exchange, a community art/food/music/business festival for downtown Boone.

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Award At Landfall Show

August 22nd, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Wins Award At Landfall Show

Artist Christopher Reid won a Best In Category at the Landfall Foundation's 16th Annual Art Show & Sale. The awards ceremony was held Wednesday, August 19th 2015 at the Dye Clubhouse in Landfall. Artist Nicole White Kennedy returned for her 2nd year as judge. The annual exhibit is hosted by the Landfall Foundation with the goal of raising funds for local non-profit groups and creating awareness of our local artists.

Artist Christopher Reid Featured In LandEscape Art Review

June 30th, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Featured In LandEscape Art Review

Award-winning artist Christopher reid has been featured in the 2015 Special Anniversary Edition of LandEscape Art Review, an international art publication based out of Europe, with a 20 page article. Reid was selected as one of 9 artists from out of over 3,000 submissions from around the world. The article includes images of Reid's paintings and an in-depth interview.
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Artist Christopher Reid Receives Merit Award

June 14th, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Receives Merit Award

Maria V. Howard Center held an awards ceremony on June 12th, 2015 for their 58th National Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition in Rocky Mount, NC. All media were represented with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting competing for prizes. Edie Carpenter of Greensboro judged the competition. Among the award winners was Christopher Reid's pastel painting "The Road to Nowhere", which won a Merit Award. Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs at Green Hill Center for NC Art, was this year's judge.

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd In Cary Plein Air Competition

May 31st, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd In Cary Plein Air Competition

"Scattered Light" 16x20 pastel on paper by Christopher Reid won 2nd in the Town of Cary's 2nd Annual En Plein Air Paint The Town event. The competition was hosted by the Cary Arts Center and featured 43 paintings painted on May 2nd. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels were represented. Awards were announced at a special gala event on May 29th. A silent auction was held with 20% of sales proceeds were donated to the Town of Cary Relief for Scholarship Fund.

Reflected Meditations - Christopher Reid Evokes Life In Wilmington In Latest Exhibition

May 10th, 2015

 Reflected Meditations - Christopher Reid Evokes Life In Wilmington In Latest Exhibition

Wilmington artist Christopher Reid works at a rapid pace. His upcoming exhibition, “Reflections,” will open Jazzcars Gallery, which debuts on the local gallery scene on Friday, May 8. The show will feature more than 100 of Reid’s works, the bulk of which were done from 2014 through 2015.
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“I paint quickly but not in a haphazard manner,” Reid tells. “A lot of practice allows me to know exactly where I want to take a painting and how to get there.”

Reid’s theme, “Reflections,” explores literal and metaphorical contemplation. It was the result of his quest to find a common thread across his many works.

“I just paint what I feel,” he says. “I guess that is why my style seems to flow from impressionist to [photo-realism]. Once I start painting, it is a thrilling rush to get the essence of the subject onto my surface.”

More often than not, capturing the essence of his subjects means Reid creates his work en plein air (outdoors). “I...

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd In Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out

May 10th, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd In Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out

Artist Christopher Reid won another award this week at the Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out in Kinston, NC. The 3 day event was plagued by rain, but Reid chose to paint outside in the rain in the middle of the night huddled under the awning of a shop. One of his resulting nocturnes, a pastel painting named "Vintage", won 2nd place and immediately sold at the opening of the show.

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd Best In Show At Southport Plein Air Paint-Out

April 29th, 2015

Artist Christopher Reid Wins 2nd Best In Show At Southport Plein Air Paint-Out

The judges at this year's PAINT THE TOWN "Southport Plein Air Paint Out" couldn't decide on a single Best In Show this year, so they awarded a 2nd Best In Show to artist Christopher Reid for his pastel painting "Southport". 80 artists from all over competed and participated in a wet paint sale this year. Despite the gloomy weather predictions, artists could be seen all over Southport, NC painting a variety of subjects and views.

 

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