One of the UK’s leading water colourists, Alan Reed , began his career as a full time artist 1st October 1984.
Alan specialises in watercolour paintings of landscapes and cityscapes, which his unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of any setting, from the hustle and bustle of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape. Alan’s Northumberland prints and his paintings of Italy demonstrate his ability to capture the tranquillity of a setting, whereas, his architectural paintings of the Empire State building and Newcastle prints capture the energy within large cities all around the world.
“I produce paintings which are representational but not photographic. I’m concerned with capturing the light and the fleeting moment in time for which watercolour is ideally suited. I like to paint beach scenes, people and cities, particularly pre 20th century architecture and the hustle and bustle of street life. Working on location in Italy, America, the west coast of Scotland and the Henley Royal Regatta has brought a creative sense of fluency to my painting”.
Alan Reed has been taking commissions spanning three decades and his clients include Coutts Bank, Rolls Royce, Northern Rock and he has received many private commissions including several for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
September 7, 2009 8:59pm
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