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.
"...his painting practice might be labeled as photorealist, but Reid's interpretation of the images he chooses to paint has a narrative quality not always prevalent in photographs..."
Alia Al-Sabi - DailyServing.com
"Low Winter Sun, another incredibly realistic painting of a Derby high street by Darren, which was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize this year"
Gemma Mullin - MailOnline
"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
"At first glance, looking at Darren Reid's work you might think he is a photographer – but you couldn't be more wrong. What appears initially to be a carefully composed photograph is in actual fact a very detailed and intricate painting. On the internet or in a newspaper photograph, or even in front of your eyes, it's difficult to spot the difference"
Zena Hawley - Derby Telegraph
New instagram account launched for up to date progress photos of current paintings and other assorted musings.
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