Southport - 24x36 pastel on panel
I painted this first
thing in the morning during the Southport Plein Air Paint Out. It won 2nd Best
In Show. It was a beautiful morning and I was painting under the shade of
ancient oak trees near the old fort. As boats went by I would try to capture
them as quickly as possible. The ferry came at just the right time for me to
add it. This painting won a 2nd Best In Show award for the Southport Plein Air
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 Reidsart.com.