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Visual Arts Mississauga

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Peter John Reid

Peter John Reid

Peter John Reid

Adult Instructor

Like many Canadian Artists, Peter John Reid started out working in the commercial art field. Striving always to improve his craft led him to teaching, first with a group of budding artists in his community, and now to a much larger audience all over Ontario. Peter derives great satisfaction from sharing his knowledge about painting which has led him to author a book on how to paint in acrylics. 


Peter was born in Plymouth, England and in 1964 he immigrated to Canada. He was raised in the north part of Toronto and studied at the Ontario College of Art, now OCAD U. For the last twenty-some years he has residing in rural Grey County in the heart of Niagara Escarpment country.


Student Testimonials


Excellent tips in colour and technique.

Very informative and interesting.

Landscape Composition. Student feedback, Winter 2014


Wonderful instructor. Very thorough. Learned basics and just expanded from there.
Good blend of technical and artistic skill.


Keep bringing back Peter!
Start to Finish, Student feedback, Fall 2013


Excellent instructor - well organized, keeps to schedule.

Start to Finish Student, Spring 2013



Featured Pieces by Peter John Reid (click to enlarge)