Darren Reid is a contemporary realist painter based in Derbyshire.
If you are interested in commissioning a painting please get in-touch via the email link or fill in the form on the contact page.
"Darren Reid's commended work, a superbly executed, hyper- realistic acrylic painting entitled A New View - Holiday Inn, Derby, redefines our notions of beauty"
Stephanie Billen - Buxton Fringe Chair
Recording Britain Now, Millenium Gallery Sheffield
"....a collection of new works whittled down from 600 to 23, all vying for the 2014 John Ruskin Prize. Instead of the quaint pastoral scenes of Recording Britain, these present day works explore contemporary visions of urban, rural and social environments. The dark and brooding – and incredibly realistic – painting from Darren Reid is a highlight"
Claire Thornley - Sheffield Culture Guide
Recording Britain Now Exhibition, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
'Low Winter Sun' exhibited as part of The John Ruskin Prize Exhibition which will move to Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. Exhibition from October 12th - 30th.
Shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize, 2014.
'Low Winter Sun' to be exhibited in The John Ruskin Prize 'Recording Britain Now' Exhibition at The Millenium Gallery, Sheffield. Partnering the major 'V&A Recording Britain Exhibition', June 28th - October 12th 2014.
Four page feature in December 2013 edition of Artsbeat magazine.
Invited to exhibit three paintings at the ABC Event at Darley Abbey Mills, October 2013.
New Gallery representation - Cromford Studio & Art Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire.
New facebook page launched for up to date news and posts.
Winner of the 'Visitors Choice Award' - Derbyshire Open 2013
Nominated for Best Artist - Buxton Festival Fringe 2013
Derbyshire Open 2013
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery - June 29th - September 6th
'A New View - Holiday Inn, Derby' exhibited and awarded commend.
Derby City Open 2012
Derby Museum & Art Gallery - December 1st 2012 to February 3rd 2013
Derbyshire Open 2012
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery - June 30th to September 2nd
Two paintings exhibited - Awarded commend for 'North Mill 1'
All images and content copyright of Darren Reid 2012 - 2014.