Watercolor Master Reid at Northshire

Watercolor Master Reid at Northshire

Watercolor Master Reid at Northshire

In conjunction with Plein Air Vermont 2013, watercolor master Charles Reid will be painting a portrait of a young woman at the Northshire Bookstore during his presentation of watercolor techniques. The demonstration will start at 6:30 and run until 7:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity to ask questions and a book signing.

Charles Reid has long been considered a master of the medium of watercolor. His paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability. The viewer is immediately drawn into his rich compositions. His figures are beautifully rendered, in a simple, direct and natural, gestural manner that reveals his interest in painting the light as much as the person.

Reid was born in Cambridge, N.Y., and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He has won numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980 he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Public collections of his work include Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Reid teaches workshops around the world. He has written eleven books on painting in watercolor and oil.

there will be an additional appearance on Friday, September 6, 3 to 5, at the Bennington Museum for “A Conversation With Charles Reid.” Reid will be interviewed by Frank M. Constantino and will be giving a short demonstration of watercolor techniques from his latest DVD.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at northshire.com.


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