My work is a conversation with nature. My paintings are more that simple depictions of places. Rather, they invite a choreographed dance of the eyes where the viewer is invited to look deep into the depths of the work and see the subject’s spirit and life-force.
I strive to capture and interpret the abundant beauty that surrounds us. Whether it is a bowl of freshly pulled beets from my garden, or a magnificent autumn day in the vineyards, it s important to me to encapsulate the essence of the senses.
Chris Reid is a internationally respected New Hampshire artist known for her landscapes and still life paintings. Chris received a B.S. in Art Education at Suny College in Buffalo, and trained at the University of Sienna (Sienna, Italy), the American School of Crafts, the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) and NY State Colleges at Brockport and Buffalo.
Reid’s work is noted for its intense color, and masterful use of light. Art New England describes Reid’s work as being ‘rich in color’ and her landscapes have been praised for their “powerful abstract elements.” Reid has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including: the “Best in Show” from the National Northeast Pastel Exhibition, the “Pastel Journal Award” from Maine’s 7th Annual International Juried Exhibit, the “Dick Blick Award” from the 4th Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition, and the “Artist Clean Air Award” from the Pastel Society of New Hampshire. Reid regularly exhibits at galleries throughout the Northeast. She is a juried artist of the NH Art Association, a juried associate of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, a member of Monadnock Art/FDAC, and a juried member of the Sharon Arts Center (Peterborough, NH). Chris Reid was an instructor at the New Hampshire Institute of art in Manchester, NH from 2002-2007, a faculty member at the Sharon Arts center, and teaches private courses.
Chris Reid can often be seen working en plein air capturing the rich fields, meadows, and farmlands of New England. Reid’s work can be found in galleries across New England and in homes around the world.