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My Bio

Alan Reed began his career as a professional watercolour artist in 1984 and has since sold his work both Nationally & Internationally.
He opened his own gallery in 1996 in Newcastle and in 2008 had a studio & gallery built in his home in Ponteland where one can browse through a large selection of paintings and limited edition prints.

One of the UK’s leading watercolour artists, Alan has been exhibiting his work and taking commissions for three decades. His watercolour paintings have been exhibited in many galleries in the UK and beyond, as well as his watercolours hanging in private and corporate collections all over the world.

His clients include Coutts and Rolls Royce. Alan has received many private commissions including several for the government in Oman.

Alan was the winner of "The Artist Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Competition 2013 with his painting of Jebel Akhdar, Oman.

“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, Henley Royal Regatta and the Middle East has brought a creative sense of fluency to my painting.

In recent months I have been receiving a number of portrait commissions in oil paints. One of my clients who has commissioned a portrait of each of his 5 children said that this project has far exceeding his expectations".

Original Paintings in watercolour and oils and Limited Edition Prints.
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes, People/figurative, Portraits, Boats/Ships, Football Grounds.
Commissions & Gifts for corporate companies, businesses and private clients Worldwide.
When you purchase watercolour paintings or prints from Alan Reed, you are not simply buying a piece of art, you are buying a piece of captured life and part of Alan’s imagination.

My Business Tips

Passion, diligence and dedication to one's craft is essential if one is to be successful.

"Do you see a man who is diligent in his business? He shall stand before Kings, he shall not stand before unknown men" Proverbs 22 v 29

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