Filmed/Edited by Shannon Rowland
Courtney Reid was born in the Hollywood Hills under the sign of the Hunter, she grew up watching paint get pushed around. Her uruguayan born British father, Kenneth A. Reid, studied at Chouinard Art Institute under Rico Lebrun and exhibited with the likes of Motherwell, DeKooning, and Pollock. He shared his profound love of painting with his daughter.
Her father’s sole pupil, she rose to the challenge of hunting down diverse painting heroes, from Goya and Francis Bacon to Nathan Oliveira and Cy Twombly. Courtney’s work is built from a deep instinctual response to paint and its spiritual evocations. Whatever the subject, Reid insists she’s faithful to her father’s demand that what matters is the paint. Over her eighteen years as a painter she has built up a healthy body of patrons, media appearances and respected gallery exhibits. In addition to painting, Courtney is currently raising her ultimate creation: a baby daughter, Eva.