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Contemporary figurative art and fine art artist, Reid McLachlan paints expressive original oil paintings and they are for sale online in his art gallery. Reid appeared on Star Portraits on Bravo! painting an original oil painting portrait of Roméo Dallaire.
Reid McLachlan - Biography / Curriculum Vitae
Biography

Excerpted from the catalogue for "Indelible Souls"

"A short path leads from the house to a small converted garage that is now a studio. Inside is a cluttered and chaotic space where
paintings large and small fight for space with stacks of books, a chainsaw, bones, tools and little piles of found objects and junk metal.
This is the work place and refuge of Chelsea artist Reid McLachlan. What brought him to this place is his story.

The last of five children, Reid was born in Pointe Claire Quebec in 1964 but was quickly moved with his family to Mont St. Hilaire and then
to the eastern edge of Ottawa where he grew up. As a teenager he was indifferent to the academic route society expected of him. However
this void was filled when he became obsessed with drawing and painting which soon superseded any other pursuits. With his parents encouragement
he applied and was accepted into the 2 year art program at the High School of Commerce in Ottawa. He flourished there learning the fundamentals
of drawing, painting and design.

Reid was then granted advanced standing into second year Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he explored and mastered many
traditional media. His most profound experiences from this time were during his final year of study at the O.C.A. campus in Florence,
Italy and he thrived in the atmosphere of independent study. Reid McLachlan graduated from O.C.A. with honours and a number of awards
in 1987. Since then he has painted continuously and prolifically, first in Toronto, then in Ottawa, and for the last 18 years at his
studio in Chelsea Quebec.

From October to May Reid spends almost every day at this studio, his time there broken only by pick up hockey games on the Gatineau River and afternoon
skiing on the trails of the Gatineau Hills. His summers are spent building and repairing canoes at Trailhead. September and October are
reserved for canoe trips with his partner, artist and canoeist Becky Mason."

Indelible Souls, Cube Gallery, 2009.


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
1986-87 Ontario College of Art, Florence Campus, Italy. A.O.C.A (Honours).
1984-86 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ont. Campus.
1982-84 High School of Commerce, Art Program, Ottawa, Ont.

SOLO / DUO SHOWS
2015 “Vestiges nostalgiques / Remnants of Nostalgia”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau,Qc.
2014 “PORTAGE”,Nuit Blache interactive installation with Becky Mason at Twiss and Weber, Ottawa, Ont.
2013 “Remnants of Nostalgia”, La Fab, Old Chelsea, Qc.
2013 "Like Wolves", Lorraine Fritzi Yale Gallery, Great Canadian Theatre Co. Ottawa, Ont.
2011 "Moving Narratives - récits (é)mouvants", Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Orleans Campus, Ottawa Ont.
2010 "Heavenly Bodies", Galerie McKenzie-Marcotte, Wakefield, Qc.
2009 "Indelible Souls" duo show with Rebecca Mason. Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2008 “Plan B”, Lorraine Fritzi Yale Gallery, Great Canadian Theatre Co. Ottawa, Ont.
2007 “Grey Truths”, Art Image, Maison de la culture de Gatineau, Gatineau Qc.
2007 “Purge”, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2007 "Reid McLachlan/M. Peggy Hughes” duo show. Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2005 “Perils of Nostalgia”, Galerie d’art de l’Alliance Française, Ottawa, Ont.
2004 “Erratics”, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2004 “Marked by Fate”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Qc.
2002 “Millstones”, Mill Building, Almonte Ont.
2002 “Middle of the Road”, Galerie McKenzie-Marcotte, Wakefield, Qc.
2002 “Alchemy”, Centre d’exposition l'Imagier, Gatineau, Qc.
2000 “Caution Signs”, Galerie McKenzie-Marcotte, Wakefield, Qc.
1999 “Fencing Memories”, Santé Gallery/Restaurant, Ottawa, Ont.
1999 “Wings and Bones”, Casino de Hull, Hull, Qc.
1998 “Hopscotch” , Art-Image, Maison de la culture de Gatineau, Gatineau, Qc.
1992 Galerie Rodrigue Lemay, Ottawa, Ont.
1991 Galerie Rodrigue Lemay, Ottawa, Ont.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2017 "Provender", Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2016 “Blue”,Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2016 “Art and Parcel”, Ottawa Art Gallery Art Rentals and Sales, Ottawa Ont.
2015 “This Is Us Now”, Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, Galerie Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2015 “Le rouge et le Noir”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Qc.
2015 “Erotic Chelsea”, Joineryco Gallery, Chelsea, Qc.
2014 “Warmth”,Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2013 “Stephen Harper: the Portrait Gallery”, Arts Court Studio, Arts Court,Ottawa, Ont.
2013 “Great Big Smalls”, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2013 "Le pARTy, Ottawa art Gallery, Ottawa Ont.
2013 "Repérage", Collection Loto Québec, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau Qc.
2013 "Heads Up!", Cube Gallery, Ottawa Ont.
2012 "RUN!", Cube Gallery, Ottawa Ont.
2012 "Undercurrents", Lorraine Fritzy Yale Gallery, Great Canadian Theatre Co. Ottawa, Ont.
2011 Le pARTy, Ottawa art Gallery, Ottawa Ont.
2011 "Natural Phenomena", Cube Gallery, Ottawa Ont.
2010 Repérage, Collection Loto Québec, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau Qc.
2010 "The Artist Project, Toronto". Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto, Ont.
2009 "Back Burner", in conjunction with Yann Martel book launch. Patrick Gordon Framing, Ottawa, Ont.
2009 "Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa's Fine Art Collection". City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2009 "Stimulus". Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2009 "Project Hope". Galerie Dentaire, Montreal, Qc.
2008 "An Exploration of the Human Form". Tay River Gallery, Perth, Ont.
2007 "Reid McLachlan/M. Peggy Hughes” duo show. Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2007 “The Pig”, Centre d’exposition l'Imagier, Gatineau, Qc.
2006 “New Acquisitions to the City of Ottawa's Art Collection”, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2005-07 “The Art of Golf”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2006 “Kindred”, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2005 “Mayor’s Art Festival”, Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ont.
1993-2005 “Artists in their Environment Studio Tour”, Chelsea, Qc.
2005 “Abstractions”, Ottawa Art Gallery Rentals and Sales, Ottawa, Ont.
2005 “Métamorphose”, Centre d’exposition l'Imagier, Gatineau, Qc.
2005 “L’Expo-vente Loto-Québec: les artistes de l’Ouest”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Qc.
2003-05 “Erotic Chelsea”, Joineryco Gallery, Chelsea, Qc.
2003 “Contemporary Ottawa”, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ont.
2003 “The Goat”, Centre d’exposition l'Imagier, Gatineau, Qc.
2003 “Through the Looking Glass”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2003 “Between the Two My Heart Swings”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Qc.
2003 “Progressions”, Ottawa Art Gallery Rentals and Sales, Ottawa, Ont.
2003 “900 Trees”, Joineryco Gallery, Chelsea, Qc.
2003 “Art for Water”, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ont.
2002 “Fusion: La lubie du ludique”, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Qc.
2002 “Romance”, Heartwood Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2001 “Dining with Miss Mary”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2000 “Out of the Blue”, McDonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa, Ont.
2000 “Life Lines” duo show, Be Your Own Vintner, Ottawa, Ont.
1994-98 Elmwood Art Fair, Ottawa, Ont.
1997 Galerie Christin, Toronto, Ont.
1996 “Departures”, Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa.
1996 WaterCan TV Art Auction, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa.
1994 Tartan Pony Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1991 10 "Evergreen", Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ont.
1990 05 "First Temptation" duo show, Galerie Old Chelsea, Old Chelsea, Qc.
1990 04 Aviva Art Show, Toronto, Ont.
1990 04 Aviva Art Show, Toronto, Ont.
1989 03 Humewood II Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1988 06 Cambrian Rose Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.

PROJECTS and COLLABORATIONS
2016 “PORTAGE”,interactive insatllation with Becky Mason at the Ottawa Outdoor Show,Ottawa, On.
2012 "100 Curators, 100 Days", featured in this Saatchi Online exhibition.
2011 "Sariana" and "Ludivine", collaboration with Tara Luz Danse; Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Orleans Campus, Ottawa Ont.
2009 "Star Portraits". TV episode on McLachlan painting Romeo Dallaire's portrait. Aired on BRAVO!.
2008 "envol", contemporary dance performance with paintings with Tara Luz Danse, La Nouvelle Scène, Ottawa Ont.
2007 "Ludivine", contemporary dance performance in conjunction with "Grey Truths" at Maison de la culture de Gatineau, Gatineau Qc.

AWARDS/GRANTS
1990 1st Prize, Aviva Art Show, Toronto.
1987 Faculty Purchase Award (O.C.A.).
1986 Elizabeth Greenshields Bursary.
1986 Talens Scholarship (O.C.A.).
1986 Elizabeth Dales Memorial Scholarship (O.C.A.).
1984 Charles W. Mitchell Award (H.S.C.).

SELECTED PUBLIC/CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
City of Ottawa
Casino Lac Leamy, Loto Québec.
Avestin Inc. Ottawa, Ont.
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Revenue, Oshawa, Ont.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Ottawa, Ont.
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Montreal, Qc.
High School of Commerce, Ottawa, Ont.

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS
2015 11 28 Le Droit, L'art de la disparition, Reid McLachlan à la galerie Montcalm by Maud Cucchi.
2015 11 26 CBC Radio One: All in a Day with Alan Neal.
2015 10 21 Low Down to Hull and Back News, McLachlan puts down brush, picks up tools of yore by Anastasia Philopoulos.
2014 10 Poets and Artists, issue 58, Reid McLachlan curated by Didi Menendez.
2014 04 15 huffingtonpost.ca, These Portraits Sum Up How Artists Really Feel About Stephen Harper.
2014 04 Ottawa Magazine, the Art of Sex by Sarah Brown
2013 11 09 The Ottawa Citizen, PMSH:Portraits at an exhibition by Peter Simpson.
2013 07 31 Low Down to Hull and Back News. Chelsea artist draws from nostalgia by Lucy Scholey.
2012 100 Curators, 100 Days, featured in this Saatchi Online exhibition.
2012 05 22 CBC TV News Ottawa with Sandra Abma.
2011 08 23 Saatchi Online, Showcased on Art We Love This Week
2011 06 ARTnews, Visual Art Meets Contemporary Dance in Moving Narratives by Mercedes Déziel-Hupé and Heather Jamieson.
2011 03 24 Le Droit, Différentes perspectives pour apprécier Ludivine et Sariana by Valérie Lessard.
2011 03 18 OttawaSneezers, Moving Narratives: Dance Me to the End of Art! by Sterling Lynch.
2011 03 17 EMC Orleans, New gallery exhibit tells moving story by Charelee Evelyn.
2011 03 14 Guerilla g-Gallery, Moving Narratives blends painting and performance by Mercedes Déziel-Hupé.
2011 02 03 CBC News Ottawa with Sandra Abma.
2009 08 07 CBC Radio One: All in a Day with Adrian Harewood.
2009 08 06 EMC News. Artist couple in first joint show by Roslyn Stevens.
2009 08 04 Low Down to Hull and Back News. Parallel Lives by Phil Jenkins.
2009 07 06 The Ottawa Citizen. Respect not Ripoffs by Paul Gessell.
2009 07 06 Guerilla g-gallery. Painters Pay Canadian Homage by Tony Martins.
2007 11 19 La Rotonde. Entre corps et toile by Valérie Mandia.
2007 05 26 The Ottawa Citizen, A regal row by Paul Gessell
2006 01 25 The Low Down to Hull and Back News, Reid McLachlan – Mirroring the human soul by Catherine Joyce.
2006 01 07 The Ottawa Citizen, Kindred Spirits… by Paul Gessell
2005 05 14 Le Droit, De la fatalité chez Reid McLachlan by Claude Bouchard.
2004 12 04 Le Droit, Errances humaine by Claude Bouchard.
2004 08 05 The Ottawa Citizen, Canvassing the city, We search the region for favoured artists by Paul Gessell
2004 02 12 Voir, Last Call by Suzanne Richard.
2004 01 23 The West Quebec Post, Reid McLachlan: Is it the artist, the art or us? by Fred Ryan.
2004 01 22 The Ottawa Citizen, Revealing an artist’s dark side by Paul Gessell.
2004 01 17 Le Droit, Histoire urbaine et inexorable destin by Claude Bouchard.
2003 08 06 CHUO FM, Click Here with Mitchell Caplan.
2003 07 02 Low Down to Hull and Back News. Industry, decay and gods of Chelsea’s McLachlan by Katherine Sandford.
2003 06 28 Le Droit, L’année de la chèvre by Claude Bouchard.
2002 01 18 West-Quebec Post, Chelsea Artist Depicts the Alchemy of Metals by Lisa Joannis.
2000 09 CHRO TV Evening News.
1999 10 CJOH TV Noon News with Lianne Cusack.
1999 06 WHERE Ottawa-Hull, What's On Right Now by Melanie Scott.
1999 04 29 The Ottawa Citizen, Outaouais artist's work rich in symbolism by Paul Gessell.
1999 02 13 CJOH TV, Regional Contact with Kathie Donovan.
1998 11 27 Rogers Cable, Day Time with Dan Mooney.
1998 09 28 The Ottawa Citizen, Tour the Colours by Christopher Guly.
1998 09 13 CBC Radio, Artscape with Sandra Abma.
1998 02 05 Low Down to Hull and Back News, A View of Art by Adrienne Heron.
1997 05 29 Ottawa Xpress, Communication through Hopscotch by Andrea Smith.
1997 05 24 The Ottawa Citizen, All (that talent) in the Family by Paul Gessell.
1996 09 19 Ottawa Xpress, Out of the galleries, into the studios by Andrea Smith.
1995 09 24 CBC Radio, Artscape with Marguerite McDonald.


RELATED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
2013-2017 La Fab Arts Centre. Board Member, Secretary (2014), interim President (2015, 2017)
2017 Paddle to the Sea 50th Anniversary fundraiser, Chelsea Qc. Organizer/Producer.
2016 Canoe Country book launch/fundraiser, Chelsea Qc. Organizer/Producer.
2015 Circling the Midnight Sun book launch/fundraiser, Chelsea Qc. Organizer/Producer
1993-2004 Artists in their Environment Studio Tour, Chelsea-Wakefield, Qc. Secretary, President, etc.
1991-95 Waterwalker Film Festival, Ottawa. Communications/Design (1991), Secretary (1993), Co-chair (1995)

Reid's work can be found at:
Galerie Bloom in Montreal
,
Cube Gallery
in Ottawa
,
or at his studio in Chelsea, Quebec, and also on
Saatchi Online

"….figurative painter Reid McLachlan explores time, life and death in powerful, explosive works that offer a compelling portrait of the themes that drive humanity. McLachlan's painterly and expressive style and highly individualistic approach to technique represent figurative art at its finest." Melanie Scott, Where Magazine.