Born 1970 | Zimbabwe
Raised on a farm in Zimbabwe, artist Vincent Reid has always been a close admirer and observer of the outdoors. After completing schooling in Harare he studied Interior Design and went on to work for 18 years in the Exhibition and Events industry as a designer and business owner before leaving the profession in 2011 to pursue a full-time career as an artist.
From the Artist:“Pencil is my medium of choice because it is an extremely direct medium which satisfies my desire to express the deep contrasts and textures of my subjects. I aim to capture those moments which represent the essence of the African outdoor experience. I am inspired by the textures of nature and pencil allows me to incrementally and sometimes painstakingly carve those textures out of my paper.”
Whenever possible artist Vincent Reid travels with his family to the wild bushveld of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana to study and photograph the magic and splendour that is the African bush. These first-hand experiences provide creative inspiration and an abundance of source material for originating future new pencil artworks.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
In 2014 South African artist Vincent Reid was awarded Finalist in the U.K.’s David Shepherd Wildlife Conservation Artist of the Year competition.
Following the ever-growing popularity of Vincent Reid’s pencil sketches he has released a limited edition fine art print series of giclée works (the highest quality reproduction of an original, archival for at least 150 years) – available in various sizes on both acid-free paper and canvas.