Masonboro Airshow -18x24 / pastel on paper
Masonboro Island is home to many types of shorebirds. Watching the birds fly evokes a feeling of freedom and joy. I wanted to capture the experience of watching in awe on a beautiful day from a kayak. I used several reference photos and combined them to create a sort of swirling movement with plenty of variation. I had to represent birds with only a stroke or two and was careful to never use the cliche 'm' shape that is so often used for drawing birds.
Nautical Shops is pleased
and proud to present Christopher Reid’s original works that were inspired by
his time on the Carolina coast.
Christopher Reid was born in South Africa, but moved to the US at an
early age. He studied fine art at The
Savannah College Of Art And Design and UNC-Wilmington. He trained in all media, but currently
favors pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. Christopher Reid
currently resides in South Africa.
“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
enjoying 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. 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.
Note: Original paintings by Christopher Reid featured here
on Nautical Shops are readily available through our website. If you wish to
obtain prints of his work, visit Reidsart.com