Alan Reed Winner of the Circus Prize 2011

Early this morning I received an email to say I had won the category for the best painting of the Circus in the Bath Prize 2011. In 2010 I came 1st runner up in the Bath Painting Prize with my watercolour of The Royal Crescent. Spurred on by this success, I decided to enter the competition again this … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Flurry

I’m just preparing for my Christmas Exhibition. The preview weekend starts on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November where there will be a selection of new original paintings on display, most of which have been inspired by recent trips overseas over the last 12 months. It’s been an eventful year for Susan and … Read more

Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair

The Sage The Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair celebrates its 5th year this month at the Sage in Gateshead. I’ve had the privilege being able to exhibit my work each year. 2011 promises to be the biggest and best yet. The VIP Preview evening begins on Thursday 29th September 6:30-9pm. The actual opening to the public … Read more

Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition

    River Tyne Sunset My Summer Exhibition is now open at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. The subjects include local scenes from the North East including the one above of a River Tyne Sunset. It was inspired from reference I took back in 1985. The view has now changed. However, it does capture a … Read more

Independence Preview

Independence

Preview Evening Last night was the preview evening for the charity exhibition “INDEPENDENCE” It was to raise money for the north east charity OWN IT. The evening was a great success with over 100 guests attending the CastleGate. The Castlegate is the home for City Church, Newcastle. I was delighted that so many came to view the … Read more

BBC

Show me the Monet You may recall a blog post earlier in the year where I wrote about being filmed for a BBC Series titled “Show me the Monet“. Well, the 10 episode series begins on Monday 9th May on BBC 2 weekdays 5:15-6:00pm. I have been told that I am appearing in the program … Read more

Sketchbook of Oman

Since my first visit to Oman in 2007 I have always taken my hand made sketchbooks to paint on location. Whenever I’ve shown these studies to various folk, they have always commented on the tactile beauty of these small watercolour paintings that are held together as a mini art collection. The plan for several years … Read more

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet Lucky Day Productions have been filming a new series for BBC 2 called Show Me The Monet. Artists from around the country were invited to submit a piece of art to be judged by a hanging committee of renowned art experts to then be shown to the public at the Royal … Read more