Robert Reid was born in Hearst Ontario and raised in Niagara Falls. Moving to London, Ontario in 1967, as a member of the Art Clum in NFCVI his interest in art grew. Robert’s work was entered and juried into many shows and venues. After winning a citywide United Appeal poster contest Robert realized that his work was good enough to sell. Encouraged by many friends, teachers, and his wife Yvonne, Robert continued painting on weekends and evenings. His work has been shown in many venues, galleries, and personal collections.
Robert concentrated on working in Oils in the 1950’s, Acrylics in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Pen and Ink, Charcoal and Mixed Media in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In 2000 Robert became a member of Art Circle in London and started Watercolour painting, which is now his favourite medium.
Robert’s partnership with Art Emporium has been a pleasure and a new experience that he is looking forward to. The future is bright as Art Emporium Port Stanley is hopefully going to become an exciting art destination in Southwestern Ontario…..and the world.