Alan Reed Art Reviews | Testimonies
Reviews and testimonies Alan Reed Art
18th December 2020
Dear Alan and Susan
"We have three of Alan's paintings of Edinburgh and I commissioned him to paint a view our home in the Tyne Valley. The Edinburgh paintings have pride of place in our hall and the commissioned picture sits above our dining room fireplace. I have also bought a copy of Alan's "Sketch Book of Oman" - a high quality product which makes an excellent gift. All of Alan's work is first class and of excellent value" - Dr Alan R - Stocksfield
"Alan painted a bespoke landscape of the beach and castle at Bamburgh as a keepsake for our family. We were especially impressed by the attention he gave to our wishes, including at our request, miniature representations of all of us, and we love the finished product It is a treasured possession" - Lynne Oxley - Morpeth
"Alan is a delightful person and a truly talented artist, I currently have two of Alan's paintings and I have also commissioned Alan to paint a winter scene of the front of my business `City Retreat in the Snow` which we have used as the picture on our company christmas card, I think it`s amazing. His gallery in Ponteland has beautiful array of his own and other artists painting on display this coupled with the warm welcome and the hospitality received form both himself and his lovely wife Susan make a visit very worthwhile. Also the `Own Art` Scheme which allows you to purchase your piece over a period of time `interest free` is a great help. Keep up the good work Alan" - Lesley Caster, City Retreat - Newcastle
Portrait of Arthur
We came home last night from Portugal, where we had been celebrating my birthday on Tuesday with the children and grandchildren. Now, I am the ever so proud and thrilled owner of the most marvellous portrait of me. I have felt both ecstatic and overwhelmed. Diana had erected it suitably on her easel.
When she called me up to see my present from her, and I saw my portrait, (actually I was wearing the same jumper), I just started shaking with excitement. Unusually for me, I was struck dumb, and did not know what to say.
Now a little recovered, I can tell you directly how thrilled I am. It seems a bit self centered to say so, but I think it captures the very essence of me. Just perfect. Thank you so much for taking so much effort to capture the very being of me. I am thrilled.
Please give my very best wishes to Sue, too. We both enjoyed both our original Easter visit to your home, and our wonderful week with you in the summer, and hence we are both equally looking forward to next year.
You cannot imagine how happy you have made my celebration week, for my larger birthday number than I really like to think about.
With all very best wishes
Arch of Titus, Rome
Dear Alan, I fear singing your praises as you may decide to raise your price for future work. But worthy praise should be given heartily and your work is spectacular – worthy of the Emperor himself! Thank you. I look forward to the forum and other works.
Painting Holiday in Umbria, Italy
Thanks to Alan & Susan Reed www.reedartolidays.com for an amazing week’s painting holiday in Italy. “Food, scenery, everything exceeded expectations! 5* would not do the week justice!!Made some lovely new friends! Thoroughly recommend it when they do their next one – but be warned – Alan can be a hard task master (in our own interest!!)”. Mr A. Rapley
“My wife and I decided to go on a painting and sketching holiday last year organized by Alan Reed. The location was in the Italian region of Umbria. Our expectations were high but were far exceded by the actual experience. A combination of beautiful scenery, superb accommodation and professional guidance made it an unforgettable event. Thank you Alan”.
For more information www.reedartholidays.com
A Huge Thank You
A Wonderful Week
Painting Holiday at Chiesa del Carmine
Dear Alan & Susan,
I would just like to express my delight at being able to join you and all the other fellow artists at Carmine as this was truly a wonderful experience for me. I was in awe of the many beautiful paintings from these artists believe me as I felt quite rusty by comparison, but I will try to improve.
The lovely trips we had to Perugia, Gubbio and Assisi were truly inspiring and I will remember them always. The food each day was absolutely delightful and one looked forward to the evening dinners especially, not forgetting the wine of course. Thank you Susan for looking after us all so well and to you Alan for your kindness and patience with all our art tuitional needs.
Wonderful group of people and it was so enjoyable to meet them all. Many thanks, Shirley.
Piazza San Marco Venice
Dear Alan,I just wanted to let you know that I received my order today – the limited edition print of Piazza San Marco, Venice.I am so delighted with it. It is absolutely stunning, and the quality is simply beautiful.Thank you for taking such care with the packaging – it arrived in perfect condition and I couldn’t be happier.With best wishes,Eleanor
Central Arcade, Newcastle
Many thanks for the ‘Theatre Royal at night’ print. I am a great fan of your work and first came across it a few years ago when in Newcastle. I bought a print of Central Arcade, as I always loved the Arcade when I was growing up. I was brought up in Darras Hall and moved to London when I was 18. The Central Arcade picture I ordered from you last month is a wedding present for one of my best friends, who grew up in Medburn. Although most of us from school are now down here, we visit the North East when possible. The whole package of the Newcastle, Northumberland, the people, football on match days can’t be found anywhere else in the world. I hope to visit your gallery when up there later in the year. Many thanks, Joanna, London