Charles Reid

Westport, Connecticut

1937 - 2019


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Charles Clark ReidAugust 12, 1937 - June 1, 2019Charles Clark Reid, the celebrated American watercolor painter, died on June 1st at his home in Green's Farms, Connecticut. He was 81 years old.Through an almost sixty-year career, Mr. Reid worked as a fine artist, illustrator, author and teacher....

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I will never forget his and Judith's kindness as they taught a workshop I attended in Seattle....I continue to learn from Charles Reid each time I pick up his books...he was truly a master and I was just fortunate enough to be taught by him... you will be missed, but I know you are now painting the heavens and they are the lucky receipients❤

my yankee doodel from a workshop with charles in Hilton Head...

thank you Charles for inspiring me to paint. i have hundreds of "how to books" but would trade them all for a single one by you. I enjoyed your workshops tremendously, including September 2018 in Maine.
Rest in Peace, but keep painting!

russ thibeault
laconia nh

Thank you, Charles, for sharing your art and your way of painting, teaching and inspiring so many followers as I was for a life.
My condolences to the family.

I am from New Zealand and have, since the 1980s, been inspired by Charles Reid. When I visited Connecticut mid 1990s, I was able to meet with him in his studio. A quiet reserved gentleman. We spoke of art and we spoke of his father's war time flying as could been seen from the photos in the studio. I have books and art tutorial CDs. His art tutorials inspired me and other.. Thank you Judy for your support and inspiration which I know Charles valued. May he Rest In Peace and continue to...

When I was newbie watercolourist, discovering his artwork on Internet inspired me much. Though I never got to study with him he seems like such a gentle soul with a naturalistic approach based from years of wisdom. Rest In Peace and many heartfelt Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Condolences to all the family. Thanks for the recent photos and paintings posted on Facebook for his legacy. Much respect.

Charles tought me how to paint, to see and to feel my subjects. Always helpful, with good cheer and kind advice. To this day, I hear his admonition, "Tom, easy on the darks." All of us who knew Charles treasure his teachings and his friendship.

Dear Judy,
Please accept my condolences for our beloved Charles, who besides a dear friend was a great person, great teacher and the finest watercolorist artist. I am sad and will miss him and his sincere friendship.

He was a generous and kind teacher. His great sense of humor and philosophy of life made learning from him so easy. I am forever grateful. I send my thoughts and condolences to his wonderful family. Peg Anderson, Mendocino Ca,

I had been fortunate enough to have attended one of his workshops in Macon Georgia. We will miss his talent.