Scottish artist Bill Reid studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in the mid-seventies. He studied under Alberto Morrocco along with other well-known Scottish artists such as Jack Knox and Mackintosh Patrick. After graduating, Bill went on to a successful career as a freelance illustrator and he now paints full time.
Bill finds the sea to be a constant source of inspiration, from bustling harbours to deserted shorelines, the relationship between the occasionally tempestuous waters and those who observe and navigate them continues to fascinate him.
Working in oils in a thick, impasto style with knives and brushes he creates expressive compositions that are alive with energy and colour.