Christopher Reid Airshow

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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.

Christopher Reid


Nautical Shops is pleased and proud to present Christopher Reid’s original works that were inspired by his time on the Carolina coast.


International Artist 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

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