Sketch Book of Oman
The Sketch Book of Oman is a hard backed leather bound book containing 40 sketches of Oman.
These have been reproduced from a number of Alan’s original sketchbook watercolours painted on location in Oman.
Numbers 1 & 2 now belong to a VIP in Oman and Queen Elizabeth.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Oman in watercolour
GEORGINA BENISON –
Alan Reed is an artist from a very northern city in England, and so he was drawn to the hot, arid, rocky landscape of Oman and its rich architectural heritage.
Alan first came to Oman in 2007 with his wife Susan, and was captivated by its potential for watercolour. Very quickly a phone call for a commission put him in touch with the British Embassy and soon his first two paintings of forts were produced.
In 2010 HH Sayyida Susan Said, curator of Bait Muzna Gallery, set up an exhibition of his work which brought further interest in his subtle, intricate interpretations of Omani landmarks. The Diwan of the Royal Court commissioned 30 more works, including a deserted fort and village in Jebel Akhdar. One early scene, ‘Jebel Akhdar, Oman’, won Alan Reed the 2013, ‘Artist’s Prize of the Royal Watercolour Society’ and was subsequently exhibited in a London gallery.