Christie is an artist who is creative, imaginative
and versatile. Raised and educated in the
Northern Rocky Mountains, Reid graduated from
the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts Degree in 1981 and began painting
full time in 1985. Reid currently resides
in Cody, Wyoming.
Reid is a painter of landscape and light.
He is strongly influenced by the Hudson River
School of painters. His symmetrically composed
works revolve around light and how it reflects,
refracts, and passes in, around and through
objects, space and time. He feels that once
these basic premises have been completed,
the addition of figures to a work sometimes
clarifies the composition and perspective
of the surrounding landscape. he feels that
art is an interaction between itself and the
person viewing it in a specific time and place.
According to Reid, "If the viewer's reaction
to this is a pleasant one, then I may have
achieved a small bit of what I wish to convey."
Reid has won many awards and has participated
in shows all over the country. His work is
included in numerous collections around the