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Paul Reid

Artist Biography

Artist Statement - My works are inspired by the potent narratives and imagery of Greek, Norse and Celtic Mythologies and what they can tell us about the hubris and nemesis, clash of cultures and wild and civilising influences still at play in our 21stCentury lives. The imaginary scenes portrayed in my paintings are constructed using life models, miniatures and studies from the landscape. Some of these studies are then developed further and become individual works in their own right.

1975         Born in Scone, Perth, Scotland

1994-98  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, First Class Honours in Drawing and Painting. Awarded Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship and John Kinross Scholarship-Studied in Madrid and Florence.

2004         Accompanied His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on trip to Italy, Turkey and Jordan, completing a series of paintings and drawings based on the visit.

2009         Accompanied HRH on a visit to Canada.

Selected Exhibitions 


2017         Gods, Heroes and Beasts, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2015         Myth Making, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2014         The Art of Myth Making, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate

2013          Mythologies, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2009          PAUL REID, The John Marchant Gallery, London

2008          PAUL REID, Perth City Museum and Gallery (Touring exhibition) Dundee University Art Gallery (Touring exhibition)

2007           PAUL REID, Hull University Art Gallery (Touring exhibition)

2004           ORION, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2003           APOLLO AND PAN, Art London with The Scottish Gallery

2002           NEW WORKS, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1999           The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


2018            The Scottish Portrait Awards, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh and Glasgow

' Light and Shadow', Tennants  Auctioneers, Leyburn

' From the Sublime to the Concrete', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

'Ferens Open Exhibition', The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

'Delusional Art Competition', Jonathan Levine Projects, New Jersey, USA

2017             RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

'175 Years of Art', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2016             W Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh


His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, The Royal Scottish Academy, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, University of Dundee Museum, The Fleming Collection, 108 Fine Art, Collection of J.K.Rowling