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J K Reed


New Zealand Water-colour Artist JK Reed is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading landscape water-colourist, with works sold through-out Australasia and the United States of America.

 

In 1996 Keith Reed was sponsored by Fisher’s Fine Arts of Christchurch to undertake a painting and study trip to England, France and Venice. As a result his paintings now show a variety of influences from well-known tourist locations that include fishing villages, city scenes and cafe’s, Venice waterways and local New Zealand landscape.


Born in England and emigrating to Dunedin in 1954, Keith Reed attended school at Otago Boys’ High. When only sixteen he held his first exhibition in which three-quarters of the works displayed were sold.

 

He moved to Christchurch in the early 1960s to attend the University Of Canterbury School Of Fine Arts, attaining his Diploma of Fine Arts in 1968. During this time he held many exhibitions through-out the South Island.

 

In 1969 Keith Reed started teaching, and after a year’s leave of absence in 1974 to visit galleries overseas, returned to develop a successful career as an artist.

 

His calendar series, depicting street scenes around the world are held by such notable persons as President Bill Clinton, NZ. Prime Minister Helen Clark, Jenny Shipley and are displayed in numerous galleries in New Zealand and overseas.

 

The abstract works developed from Art School influence and a keen interest in figurative and Cubistic painting. The medium of oil paint was a contrast to watercolour during those early years.

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Fishing off the Wharf Murrays Bay

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price: $3200 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Castle Combe

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price: $2800 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Arrowtown Winter

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Status: SOLD

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Polperro Cornwall

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Status: SOLD

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Venice Footbridge

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 77mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price: $2800 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Ngakuta Bay Marlborough

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price: $2800 Framed

 

Status: Available

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Stone Store Kerikeri

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 500 mm wide by 400 mm high

 

Price: $1650 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Mucking about in boats

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

Status: SOLD

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Lakeside Cottages

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

 

Price: $5580 Framed

 

Status: Available

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Feeding Time, Rural Scene

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

 

Price: $5480 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Leading a Horse to Water

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

 

Price - $5580 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Red Wheelbarrow on French Soil

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200mm wide by 900 mm high

 

Price - $5580 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Upcoming Exhibition

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Morning Tea, Castle Combe

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size: 480 mm wide by 380 mm high

 

Price: $1650 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Landscape and Two Horses

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

 

Price - $5480 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Devonport Cafe

Medium: Colourfast watercolour on archival paper

 

Size - 380mm wide x 480mm high

 

Price - $1,450 Framed

 

Status: Available

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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The End of the Road

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size: 1210 mm wide by 910 mm high

 

Price: $5580 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Antigua Boatsheds Christchurch

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size - 1100 mm wide by 960 mm high

 

Price - $5280 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Building Patterns

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size - 1400 mm wide by 1000 mm high

 

Price - $5580 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Upcoming Exhibition

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Red Lion Inn, Clovelly

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size - 1000 mm wide by 800 mm high

 

Price - $3980 Framed

Status: Available

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Santorini Greece

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Size - 1000 mm wide by 800 mm high

 

Price - $3980 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Venice

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 400 mm wide by 500 mm high

Price - $1650 Framed

Status: Available

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Polperro at Low Tide

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price - $2800 Framed

Status: Available

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Akaroa Wharf

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

 

Price - $2800 Framed

 

Status: Available

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Clovelly

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 770 mm wide by 560 mm high

Price - $2800 Framed

Status: Available

J K Reed
Upcoming Exhibition

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Back Street Market Stall Venice

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 400 mm wide by 500 mm high

 

Status: SOLD

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Wet Day on a Sunday

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

Size - 400 mm wide by 500 mm high

 

Price - $980 (unframed)

 

Status: Available

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Venice Regatta

Medium: Colourfast Watercolour on Archival Paper

 

Size: 380 mm wide by 500 mm high

Status: SOLD