Reid Christie is a painter of landscapes, although he can paint any subject with which he is familiar. Christie is strongly influenced by the Hudson River School of painters - how light reflects, refracts, and passes in, around and through this world in which we live. When Christie composes a piece, he breaks it down to a simple, radial composition as possible. He then takes this simple composition and adds to it through geometrical angles and lines, as much as possible, without transcending that point in which the painting cannot be understood. Once these basic premises have been completed, he may add small figures to the piece, generally for composition purposes.
Born in 1951, Christie is a native to Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1981. Christie's work can be found in collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His paintings are in the permanent collections at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Shoshone First Bank in Cody, Wyoming, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN Reid is also the 2008 Artist of the Year for the Rocky mountain Elk Foundation. He currently lives in Cody, Wyoming with his wife and two children.