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Artist - Derek Reid

Derek Reid is an Edinburgh based artist. Originally from Linlithgow, West Lothian he studied Drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art where he gained both an honours degree and Post Graduate Diploma. Although a large proportion of Derek’s career has been based in the exhibition trade, film and television work, he is an accomplished photographer, graphic artist and painter. He has a wealth of skill and technical know-how which is evident in his recent paintings.

His striking images are underpinned by his undoubted ability as a draftsman and his strong sense of composition and design. He enjoys experimenting with scale and perspective, producing works that fascinate and intrigue the viewer. Inspiration comes mostly from decaying heavy industry, machinery, buildings and other structures but mainly man-made objects.

” I have always enjoyed the process of applying paint to a prepared surface, exploiting the many properties of this endlessly versatile medium to challenge and deceive the eye. My passion for photography has heavily influenced my style – realism being a natural and instinctive way for me to express my ideas”.

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Heads Up - £1200 - 50cm by 120cm

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