Gullane Gallery

For the last three years I’ve been exhibiting my paintings at the Gullane Gallery, East Lothian. I’ve been invited again to show a selection of new works as part of their easter exhibition starting 12th March. For over 20 years I’ve enjoyed painting in Scotland so for this exhibition I decided to revisit some of the … Read more

Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue

On 29th January I was notified that my new watercolour titled Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue had been selected Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2016. It’s the second time one of my paintings has been chosen. In 2013 my painting “Jebel Akhdar, Oman” won the Artists Prize in the same competition. It’s very difficult … Read more

Christmas Exhibition

Christmas Exhibition at the Alan Reed Studio & Gallery in Ponteland Christmas Exhibition Preview Weekend 5th & 6th December Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am -5:00pm Continues until 24th December 2015 Earlier this year we had a family holiday in Chamonix, France with our daughter and grandchildren. We took two trips up the spectacular Aiguille du Midi … Read more

Art Exhibition with Demonstration

Art Exhibition with Demonstration on September 17th 2015 at The Northern Counties Club, 11 Hood Street, Newcastle The evening will commence at 6.00pm with a reception drink and canapés. 7.00pm – 8.00pm Watercolour demonstration and viewing of paintings 8.00pm Supper in the dining room Alan has 30 years experience in teaching Art & Design. He … Read more

Painting Holiday

We have just returned from another successful Painting Holiday in Umbria, Italy. Six of our guests from our Painting Holiday in 2014 joined us again this year and  all nine guests hope to return in 2016. The venue this year was the recently restored church Chiesa del Carmine, a building that was in ruins which … Read more

Gullane Art Gallery

I’ve been invited back to exhibit at the Gullane Art Gallery in East Lothian, Scotland as part of their “Promise of Spring” exhibition. This will be the third time I’ve exhibited at this lovely art gallery not far from North Berwick. I remember as a child we had several family holidays in North Berwick and … Read more

Edinburgh in the Snow

This year, my 30th Anniversary since going self employed as a full time artist, I am holding a number of special exhibitions at various venues. The current exhibition opened on Friday night at the Bob Abley Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall. The exhibition runs 7th – 28th February and features 30 paintings that represent many of … Read more

Watercolour Course

My next Watercolour Course is being held at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland starting Friday 30th January-6th March. This new Watercolour Course lasts 6 weeks and I will be covering many different aspects of what has been described as the most difficult medium to master. However, even though watercolour painting is challenging, even an … Read more