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.
“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...