Robert Reid was born in Hearst, Ontario and raised in Niagara Falls. He moved to London in 1967. After winning a citywide United Appeal poster contest Robert realized that his work was good enough to sell. Encouraged by many friends, teachers, and his wife Yvonne, Robert continued painting on weekends and evenings throughout his life. His work has been entered and juried into many shows and venues.
Robert concentrated on working in Oils in the 1950’s, Acrylics in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Pen and Ink, Charcoal and Mixed Media in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In 2000 Robert became a member of Art Circle in London and started Watercolour painting which is now his favourite medium.
Robert’s partnership in the Art Emporium is a pleasure he enjoys and he looks forward to the time he spends in the gallery. “The future is bright as the Art Emporium Port Stanley is hopefully going to become an exciting art destination in Southwestern Ontario….and the world.”