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Charles Reid Watercolor Master

Artist, teacher and author known around the world. He has authored eleven books on painting which are directed toward students at all levels. His use of beautiful clean color and his capture of light creates a look of freshness and spontaneity that immediately grabs your senses and brings you into his work. His drawing skills are masterful. 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, New York, 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.Charles Reid instructional videos bring you into the studio with the artist, giving you a first hand view of the artist at work. Learn the techniques and methods that will help you master the art of watercolors for your self.