Pencil sculpture – Gareth Reid

The recent winner of the Sky Art “Portrait Artist of the Year” works fundamentally in graphite and charcoal.  The effect is of a monumental sculpture, yet flat 2D.

Born in Belfast, Gareth Reid studied at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and Florence Academy of Art. He now lives and works in Glasgow. Previously a drawing tutor in Con Ed at Glasgow School of Art, Gareth currently teaches at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University and runs weekly life drawing classes at Cass Art (more on them tomorrow).  You can book a place at his life drawing classes in Glasgow 1.jpg
Gareth drawing Imelda Staunton

Some more examples of his work: sketches Gareth.jpg

Inspired by Gareth’s work?  Where can you find out more?

You can join him for life drawing classes (unclothed model) in Glasgow.  Suitable for all levels of skill, beginners encouraged.

Thursdays 5pm-7pm
63-67 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3EN
Tickets £10, ages 16+ only
Easels and boards provided, bring your own materials or purchase in-store.

Details and booking at:

Exhibition of his works

Gareth has a solo show in Dublin at the Molesworth Gallery from the 8th June, which will roughly coincide with the reopening of the National Gallery of Ireland and the move of his portrait of Graham Norton to its proper home – the National Portrait Collection.  (This portrait commission was the main prize for the Sky Arts show)

This information is based on the article:

To be Continued…  Who or what is this CASS ART?  More details tomorrow….. (I’ve just found out myself and find it fascinating)


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