Kenneth Reed, whose paintings have been commissioned by such golfing greats as Gary Player, Bob Charles, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. The British Open features in his body of work. His clients include the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association. He is widely acclaimed as one of the finest international golf artists. Because he’s also my dad, I’d have to say that he is the finest golf artist!
Born in Hexham, Northumberland, my dad has been creating the evocative paintings of golf courses landscapes since 1972. His works grace the walls of many historic clubhouses and are owned by discerning golf art collectors throughout the world.
Royal St George’s
His most recent work is an original gouache poster featuring Henry Cotton playing the 8th hole in the 2nd round of the 1934 open at Royal St George’s. He won the Championship and his record round of 65 gave name to a famous golf ball the Dunlop 65.
The poster has been reproduced as a limited edition print for the 2011 British Open held at Royal St George’s earlier in July and is signed and numbered. The composition is unusual but effective in creating a sense of drama and tension to the scene being played out. The watching spectators appear to dominate with them being positioned high above the focal point. However it is the golfer who is controlling the outcome. It is available online from alanreed.com.