Artist Alan Reed, was born in Northumberland, into a family with a history of painting, and fell in love with watercolours at the age of 15.
Over the last 35 years he has developed his own distinctive painting style that is instantly recognisable.
His landscapes and cityscapes and his unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of different settings from the drama of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape.
Alan has had many successful exhibitions both in the UK and abroad since 1981.
Alan’s watercolour of “Jebel Akdar, Oman” won "The Artist's Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition 2013 at the Bankside Gallery, London.
May 2011 he was selected as one of the finalists in the "Show me the Monet" programme on BBC2 with his painting of "Grey Street".
In 2010 Alan was 1st runner up in “The Bath Prize” with his original painting of “The Royal Crescent, Bath”. He was awarded winner of the "Circus Painting Prize” in the same competition 2011.
Alan has 30 years experience in teaching Art & Design. He is regularly asked to do watercolour demonstrations for Art Clubs and he takes his own Art Classes and luxury Painting Holidays in Italy.
He also gives private lessons in painting and drawing. You can commission a portrait, with portrait paintings from life a speciality.
Read Alan's watercolour painting blog. Stories of travels, painting commissions, inspiration and ideas.
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