About JR
Hello, I'm John Reid, and I'd like to welcome you to my online home, JR Studio/Gallery.
I've spent more than 40 years as a commercial artist and art director. Along the way I've learned quite a few tricks of the trade. I worked for ad agencies in Michigan, North Carolina and Indiana crafting advertising campaigns for both print and broadcast media. I'm now retired from that fast-paced world and have refocused my creative interests by painting portraits and doing commissioned work. I apply some of the skills I've learned over the years to my art and my business. I enjoy the collaborative artist/client effort that produces a work that I am proud of and my client can enjoy.
Painting is a way to express my creativity. Quiet contemplation of a work of art encourages interaction between the viewer and the art itself. Painting also provides me the opportunity to explore the soul of my subject; idealizing, improvising and inspiring appreciation of the limitless heights of our abilities and aspirations.
Please take a look around my website. I love experimenting with new techniques and subject matter and I think you'll find a wide variety of pieces that may interest you. Many of my works are available as limited edition prints for purchase. Of course, my services are available here as well. I have found joy and success as a portrait artist, and I am equally enthused to learn about, and paint, whatever inspires you.
Please enjoy your stay, and do visit me often!