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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.

  • Acrylic painting by Peter John Reid. Image features sparsely yellow leaved birch trees on a grey background
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    Into the Winter

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    Acrylic

    48" X 36"

     

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  • Acrylic painting of a leafy yellow grove of birch trees, by Peter John Reid
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    Into the Autumn

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    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    48" X 36"

     

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  • Acrylic painting of a leafy green grove of birch trees by Peter John Reid
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    Into the Summer

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    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    48" X 36"

     

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  • Impressionistic, painterly acrylic painting of a beach at low tide with a storm cloud on the horizon. By Peter John Reid
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    Sweeping Through

    $900.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    24" X 24"


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  • Image shows an acrylic painting by artist Peter John Reid of a winter scene featuring a grove of thin saplings in snow, reflected in a still blue stream.
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    Cool Blues

    $900.00

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    Acrylic

    24" X 24"


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  • Towards the Meadow
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    Towards the Meadow

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    40" x 30"


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  • a large acrylic landscape painting of a tidal marsh and low coniferous forest by Peter John Reid
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    Tidal Marsh

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    24" X 48"


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  • Cape-Breton landscape painting of a still pool and small waterfall with sparse fir trees, by Peter John Reid
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    Running

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    48" X 24"


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  • seascape painting of red fishing boat on a grey ocean, acrylic painting by Peter John
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    Safe in Sound

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    Peter John Reid

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    48" X 24"


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  • Acrylic painting of a section of the Graves Island Trail, running through a sparse coniferous forest in golden and purple hues, by Peter John Reid
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    Graves Island Trail

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  • Acrylic painting of a single pine silhouetted against a sunset sky and  reflective lake by artist Peter John Reid
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    Setting Into Serenity

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    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    48" X 24"


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  • Acrylic Painting of pine trees and a small grove of birch saplings in snow against a bright blue sky. Painted by artist Peter John Reid
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    Across the Field

    $250.00

    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"


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  • soft sketchy acrylic painting of birch saplings in muted blue, gold and purple by artist Peter John Reid.
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    Autumn Muted

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    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"


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  • Rivulet
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    Rivulet

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    12" X 12"


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  • acrylic painting of silhouetted pine trees around a still lake, set against a red and pink splattered sky by artist Peter John Reid
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    Passion at the Lake

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    12" X 12"


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  • Acrylic painting of coniferous trees and Canadian shield against a pink sky and a still grey lake  by Peter John Reid
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    Wilderness Pool

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    Peter John Reid

    Acrylic

    12" X 12"


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