Testimonials – Paintings of Newcastle upon Tyne, across the UK, Italy and other locations

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.

Enjoy the weekend. Sylvano

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”.

Léon and Linda.

For more information www.reedartholidays.com