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.
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
Great course - Just what I needed after taking several courses at VAM because of emphasis on technique.
Excellent instructor! Please bring him back!
Mastering Acrylic Techniques Students, Fall 2012
Featured Pieces by Peter John Reid (click to enlarge)