About Alan Reed Art
Original Paintings and Limited edition Prints
Alan Reed Art Gallery in Ponteland, Northumberland welcomes you into a relaxed and informal atmosphere allowing the perfect backdrop in which to view the featured paintings. Alan has over 35 years experience in teaching Art and Design.
British artist Alan Reed, was born in Northumberland, into a family with a history of painting and fell in love with watercolours at the age of 15.
He trained in art and design at Newcastle College and spent the early part of his career producing artist impressions of new building projects for architects.
Over the last 35 years he has developed his own distinctive painting style that is instantly recognisable. Hislandscapes and cityscapesfor sale on this site are painted in his unique, fluid style. Alan Reed captures the atmosphere of different settings from the drama of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape.
"Although I have specialised in watercolour for the last 35 years, I also work in oil paints, charcoal, pencil, gold leaf and acrylic. I have been running my own art gallery since 1996 and exhibited throughout the UK and overseas in the USA, Italy, Oman and Kuwait.
My subjects are varied including landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, architecture and portraits. Recent commissions include the Lakes Distillery and ancient Roman architecture.
I produce paintings which are representational but not photographic. I'm concerned about capturing light and the fleeting moment in time, for which watercolour is ideally suited. In particular I like to paint pre 20th century architecture. Working on location all over the world, in particular Italy and the Middle East, has brought a creative sense of fluency to my painting"
Seeing the work outside of a conventional gallery and in a ‘living room’ setting helps clients to make a choice for their own home or office.