Alan specialises in landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, wedding portraits and pet portraits both in watercolours and oils. His unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of different settings from the drama of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape.
Alan gives talks and watercolour demonstrations to many of the Art Clubs in the area and also teaches guests on Painting Holidays in Italy.
The Painting Holidays are organised by his wife Susan who is passionate about making sure that each guest is looked after and has a great holiday with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Non painting guests are also very welcome.
He has had many successful exhibitions both in the UK and abroad including those at the Mall Galleries in London, Malcolm Innes Gallery in Edinburgh, Italy, the USA and the Middle East and has been a regular exhibitor of rowing scenes in the Stewards’ Enclosure at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Alan has 30 years experience in teaching Art & Design. He is regularly asked to do watercolour demonstrations for Art Clubs and he takes his own Art Classes and Painting Holidays.
He also does private lessons in painting, drawing and portraits.
2013 Winner of "The Artist's Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Competition 2013 with his painting "Jebel Akhdar, Oman". The painting was exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London.
2013 Watercolour painting of “Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Mist” was Highly Commended in the Bristol Art Prize.
2011 Winner of the "Circus Painting Prize" in the Bath Prize. His painting of “Pump Room in the Snow” was highly commended.
2011 One of the finals with his painting of "Grey Street" in the "Show me the Monet" programme shown on BBC2.
2010 1st runner up in "The Bath Prize" with his original painting of "The Royal Crescent, Bath".
"The Roman Baths by Torchlight" was also highly commended.
Artist Alan Reed's approach to painting is described in a book entitled "Landscapes in Watercolour" by Theodora Philcox, an inspirational book which features the work of 23 leading watercolourists from around the world.
The Middle East is an area to which Alan has given his artistic attention thanks to a series of ongoing commissions for the government of Oman.
Alan’s work has become increasingly collectable and is widely represented internationally through private and corporate commissions including those for Royalty, Coutts Bank, Rolls Royce, Northern Rock PLC, several client’s private and corporate properties both in the UK and worldwide.