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Jim Reid

Painting, Booth 512

Jim Reid's landscape paintings look at the profound shifts that have taken place in our relationship with nature. He often paints the borderlands between urban and natural areas. His watercolours are spontaneous plein air studies, while his acrylics can be monumental works that take months to complete. Reid's career began in the 1980's in Toronto. His large-scale paintings were in tune with the Neo-expressionist movement of the time. In 1988 Jim moved to the woods of Caledon. In this environment his work began to reflect natural processes. His widely exhibited series "Terraforms", and the more recent "Forests" reveal the eternal cycle of growth and decay through their time-layered paint surfaces. Jim Reid is represented in by Lonsdale Gallery