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Peter John Reid

peter-john-reid-photoI was born in Plymouth, England on a beautiful sunny day a few years ago.  I immigrated to Canada as a child (I was very independent) and was raised in the north part of Toronto, rural at first gradually shifting to urban. For the last twenty-some years I have resided in rural Grey County in the Northern part of the Niagara Escarpment… the best part, other than that over sized water fall. I think it’s called Niagara Falls. I currently live on an idyllic 4-acre wooded property with my partner; visual artist and writer Bonnie Gardiner.

The creative process has been strong throughout my life - from the time I could first hold a crayon. In-class art every Friday was the highlight of my week in public school. I then attended C.W. Jeffries in North York, a high school with a dedicated arts program, followed by four years post-secondary schooling at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD U).

Like some famous Canadian painters you may have heard of, I worked in the commercial art field, raising a family and paying the bills, while developing and exploring my craft. I am an avid painter working mostly in acrylics although on occasion I work in oils, water colour and cold wax (similar to encaustics). My paintings are in a number of Galleries in Canada and can be seen on the internet by googling my name ( or under “good looking guys”). I am also a closet sculptor, working in metal, concrete and wood; however the sculpting I do only for pleasure.

Striving always to improve my craft has led me to teach. Although reluctant at first, I started a painting group, Studio Twenty, where artists could come to paint and where I shared some tidbits of information on how to paint. This led to a greater understanding of how to teach what I know and to my authoring two books on how to paint with acrylics. Both the book and my teaching  have become a successful and enjoyable part of my life. Studio Twenty has developed into a group of talented painters who have also raised thousands of dollars for local charities through donated project paintings.

My partner Bonnie is also a painter which makes life a little easier, as being a visual artist becomes a way of life - even when you're not painting you are thinking about painting, or photographing images for your next project, or doing the business side of the art. We have canvases in various stages of completion on review about the house; the art is forever changing on our walls.

  • Burnt Coat Head, Ebbing Tide
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    Burnt Coat Head, Ebbing Tide

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    Acrylic

    30" X 48"

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  • Gateway
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    Gateway

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    Acrylic

    48" X 30"

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  • Over-Seaing the Coast
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    Over-Seaing the Coast

    $1,680.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    30" X 40"

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  • Oven Ready
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    Oven Ready

    $200.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Into the Ovens
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    Into the Ovens

    $200.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Grassy Knoll in the Copse
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    Grassy Knoll in the Copse

    $200.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • East Coast River Rock
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    East Coast River Rock

    $200.00

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    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Smoked Lake
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    Smoked Lake

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    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Overlook
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    Overlook

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    12" X 12"

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  • Burnt Coat Coast
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    Burnt Coat Coast

    $200.00

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    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • The Walk Over
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    The Walk Over

    $200.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Edge of the Wood
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    Edge of the Wood

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    12" X 12"

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  • Broken Cascade
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    Broken Cascade

    $200.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"

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  • Colour Cast
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    Colour Cast

    $500.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    20" X 16"

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  • After the Storm
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    After the Storm

    $580.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    24" X 18"

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  • On the Edge of Fall
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    On the Edge of Fall

    $500.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    20" X 16"

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