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. You will see in his portfolio that he enjoys painting all kinds of subjects and his style varies based on his mood at the time and the subject. Reid is currently accepting commissions for paintings and exhibiting at The Leonardo Gallery (Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA), and at Artbox Gallery (Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA).
Chris’s CV is now viewable online.

Contact me at if interested in purchasing an original artwork, print reproduction, or commissioning your own painting. Come and join me online by clicking on the social media buttons below. I look forward to hearing from you.

International Aritst Christopher Reid

Recent Additions: plein air paintings from the Hermanus area

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Kalfiefees 2016 Art Competition Honors Reid

Kalfiefees 2016 Art Competition Honors Reid

Kalfiefees is the festival held in Hermanus each year to celebrate the whale calving season. Artists from all over South Africa competed to be juried into the Kalfiefees 2016 art exhibition, which is held in Hermanus at the Municipal Auditorium. Judges give the...

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Recent Awards

1st place in Imagine-Create-Do competition

1st place in Imagine-Create-Do competition

Christopher Reid's painting, "Great Horned Owl", won 1st place in the Imagine-Create-Do online competition. The painting will be featured on the homepage of their website throughout the month of August. A full feature article is coming soon....

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Publisher Choice Award – Art & Beyond

Publisher Choice Award – Art & Beyond

Christopher Reid's painting "Morning Motoring" received the Publisher Choice Award for the May/June 2016 issue of Art & Beyond Magazine. Christopher Reid is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid...

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Why choose Chris?

K. Jean W. (Newark, DE, USA) Chris did two portraits from photographs for me.  They are excellent representations of the photos and the people in them.   He was able to catch the essence of their personality from the photo.  My grandson’s blue eyes shine in the portrait just as they do in real… read more
Pam M. (Spring, TX, USA) We have several of Christopher Reid’s works of art hanging in our home(s).  Not only have we purchased already completed pieces, but we have also commissioned him to do work for us. We have been extremely pleased with his finished products. He has the ability to… read more
Kim B. (Ogden, NC, USA) Chris’ art speaks for itself. His work has mass appeal and yet is anything but common. His years of dedication and love of his profession show in every piece that he produces. read more
Charlie B. (Atlanta, GA, USA) In the fall of 2014 I met Chris Reid at a social function at my cousin’s home. He had painted a portrait of my cousin’s beloved Lab who had recently died. At her request, he brought some of his paintings to show the guests and I fell in love with a water color of a… read more
Fern B. (Wilmington, NC, USA) I feel fortunate to have discovered Christopher Reid’s artwork during a local Plein Air Art show a couple of years ago, before his meteoric rise and successes in our regional art scene. Particularly captivating to me are Chris’s depictions of water in all of its… read more
Judie D. (Greenville, SC, USA) I was so pleased to be able to take art classes from Christopher this past summer. He is such a fabulous artist as well as a great teacher. I feel like I learned so much under his watchful and talented eye and I miss our class time tremendously! read more
Sean A. (Raleigh, NC, USA) There’s something to be said for spending at least 10,000 hours on your craft. Chris surpassed that milestone long ago. I know a few good artists, and even fewer great ones. He is one of the greats. Chris’ ability to translate the world around us into a 2-dimensional… read more
Donal Furst – Art Professor UNCW (Wilmington, NC, USA) Christopher is a versatile and prolific artist working in several media. His pastel work is especially ambitious, both in scale and variety of subject matter. His work en plein air is particularly impressive. He has a firm grasp of realistic rendering, but always in… read more
Barbara B. (Raleigh, NC, USA) I’m always amazed when looking at one of Chris’ realistic paintings – the detail is amazing. He captures subtleties in lighting and color – I can imagine being in the picture. My favorite is the old tractor in the snow – I can feel the cold of the snow, and imagine… read more
Jane H. (Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA) I now have a whole wall of Chris Reid’s paintings and smile every time I walk by them. I’m partial to his water scenes, the way he captures light and reflection, but the portrait he painted of my beloved yellow lab still makes my breath catch – he brought him back to… read more
Hilary L. (Wilmington, NC, USA) I recently took a class from Chris for Plein Air painting. He started the class with background information about Plein Air in Art History  which was valuable. Then he discussed in depth the equipment necessary for outdoor painting and finally the elements of creating… read more
Lan Yu H. (Boston, MA, USA) I researched a few places before deciding to commission a custom painting from Reidsart a few years ago. It was a beautiful piece for the in-laws (picture of a new baby). The painting (pastel) was really amazing. He’s not the cheapest option but I think his paintings… read more
Darlene B. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA) After contemplating many years, and following the progress of several artists, I chose Christopher to do a custom painting from a 40 year old colored photograph.  Old pictures fade; however, I explained the magic that was always present in the subject’s eyes. Chris’s… read more