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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 - Upcoming and Past Exhibitions
New Drawings

June 4 - 30, 2013

at the


In dialogue with Rosa Laborde's "Like Wolves" at the Great Canadian Theatre Co..

2nd Floor
Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre
1233 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, Ont.

Presented by
Cube Gallery ,
Le pARTy of the year! OAG's Art Auction
May 30, 2013: Bid on works by more than 60 local artists.
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Fragments: Anachronism, 2013
Graphite on paper
42 x 30 cm
by Reid McLachlan

2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

15 November, 2011 – 14 January, 2012

Art Rental and Sales invites you to visit the exhibition Collectibles. This juried, group exhibit includes many artists and a variety of mediums such as photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewellery and textiles. All pieces are original and priced at $400.00 and under. Now is your chance to find a new addition for your art collection or perhaps find that one piece that will start you off because without art . . . you just have drywall!

Participating artists include:
Shannon Armishaw, Chayle Cook, Mathieu Dubé, Christopher Lee Dunning, Petra Halkes Louis Helbig, Adrienne Herron, Maya Hum, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Reid McLachlan Daniela Oey, Brad Snow, Lindsay Watson and many, many more. . . .

ART Rental and Sales / ART vente et location
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

Great BIG smalls VII
November 29th to December 31st, 2011

Vernissage: Thursday, Dec. 1st — 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Please join us at Cube’s seventh annual show of small works with BIG heart.

The show features 65 artists, from the established to the emerging. There will be cultural gifts for everyone and at all price levels. Start your collection – or round out your existing one with some great small pieces. All works are original, small and suitable for Christmas, Chanukah or any other holiday tradition you celebrate.

Featuring these great artists! Norman Takeuchi, France-Marie Trépanier, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Monika Seidenbusch, John Felice Ceprano, Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Jeannine St-Amour, Victoria Wonnacott, Katherine McNenly, Mahshid Farhoudi, Wendy Stevenson, Joejene C. Santos, Kathy M. Haycock, Juliana McDonald, The Latest Artists, Joyce Burkholder, Karen Goetzinger, Gilda Pontbriand, Adrienne Herron, Olaf Krassnitzky, Shannon Whittle, MaryAnn Camps, Barbara Gamble, Ingrid Dabringer, Jessica Sarrazin, Rebecca Mason, Reid McLachlan, Lindsay Watson, Karina Kraenzle, Denis Larouche, Linda Sorensen, Monique Martin, Russell Yuristy, Jennifer Gibbs, Meghan Myres, Barclay Guinn, Chris Johnson, Patti Normand, Peggy Hughes, Richard Purdy, Gerald Trottier, Suzan Mandla, Kristy Gordon, Karole Marois, Megan Hinton, Anne Barkley, Tiffany Teske, Doug Cosbie, Garry Bowes, Katrin Smith,  Janet Moore, Pansee Atta, Paul Schibli, Sue Ukkola, Eric Walker, Mary Wong, Jean Jewer,
 Dan Austin, Gwen Best, Don Monet, Beth Levin, John Shea, Tony Clark, Anita Utas, Aili Kurtis, Keith Bell

Performance of Ludvine
photo by Lisa Hébert


Exhibition from March 7 - April 1, 2011


Paintings by: Reid McLachlan
Choreographies by: Anik Bouvrette/Tara Luz Danse

SHENKMAN ARTS CENTRE. 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa Ont. OSA, (off-site link)

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 pm - 8 pm.
Free Dance Performance at 7 pm.

This unique collaboration of visual art and contemporary dance signals not only a union of disciplines but also a meeting of concepts that when blended create an enduring synergy of emotions and ideas. With the entrance of a dancer into the gallery space the declaration "here new relationships shall be forged" is made. The environment is changed, things shift and unexpected paths of communication are created. Not only are the narratives played out in dance and images but the two disciplines merge and meld during the performances stimulating a moving dialogue between not just the dancer and paintings, but also between the viewer, the dancer and images and finally, when concluded and the gallery emptied, among the paintings themselves.

Other Free Performances:
March 19 at 3pm
March 26 at 7pm
March 27 at 3pm

For more info see: Moving Narratives


Feb. 1 - 27
Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W. Ottawa Ont.
Vernissage Thursday Feb. 3, 6 - 9 pm
Cube Gallery, (off-site link)

Seven artists working on the theme of Phenomena. Climatical, astronomical, geological - unusual and bizarre events that strike us dumb whenever we are privileged to see or feel it.

Reid's Feb 20th artist talk loaded on youtube. (off-site link) Excuse the image stamp!

1. An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses.
2. An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel.


All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory—of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty.
Charles Baudelaire


To see more images click on this link: Natural Phenomena,



Reid McLachlan at Galerie McKenzie-Marcotte

Sept. 24 to Oct. 19, 2010
Opening party Friday Sept. 24 @ 7 p.m.

26 Sully, Wakefield Qc.

Dowager's Lament

For more information see
Galerie McKenzie Marcotte


March 4 - 7, 2010
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, Toronto. TAP, (off-site link)

I am pleased to be participating in this top notch Toronto indoor art fair and will be exhibiting and selling my most recent new work.

The Artist Project is a meeting ground for artists, collectors and art enthusiasts.  View and purchase original art from over 175 carefully juried contemporary artists and enjoy an eclectic program of talks, special features and art installations.  Whether you are a first time buyer or seasoned collector, this four day art fair is a rare opportunity to meet and purchase directly from independent artists.

For more information, artist directory, directions and more info go to The Artist Project,

Star Gazing


At Galerie Mauve. 213 Ch. Old Chelsea, Old Chelsea QC.

Opening party Friday February 12th @ 7 p.m. Show runs to February 28th

Catch and Release: Red Devil

For more information see
Galerie Mauve

September 19, 2009 at 8 p.m. on Bravo!, (off-site link)

In his episode Reid, Carrie Colton and Elaine Goble each have two weeks to paint a portrait of Senator and retired General Roméo Dallaire. Tune in and learn more about this truly amazing Canadian hero and the artistic processes behind the three artists trying to portray him.

This is the only episode shot in Ottawa and is considered one of the best and most powerful of the series. If you don't have access to Bravo! it is available to view online at Bravo!, (off-site link)

For more information, scheduling and to vote on your favourite portrait you can go to: Star Portraits, or check out their Facebook page (off-site links)  

General Roméo Dallaire

The Collector's Cabinet

Recent additions to the City of Ottawa's fine art collection

September 18 - October 25, 2009

Nesting Instinct 2007

Opening reception: Thursday September 24, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall Art Gallery. Ottawa City Hall. 101 Laurier Ave. West

Indelible Souls
August 5 - 30, 2009

Duo Show with Reid McLachlan and
Rebecca Mason

at Cube Gallery
7 Hamilton Ave. N. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Rebecca Mason and Reid McLachlan have been working and living together for decades, both achieving recognition for their separate practices.   However, this is the first time these artists have appeared together in a major duo show.  Cube is proud to correct this surprising oversight with the exhibition “Indelible Souls”.

Indelible Souls showcases their startlingly diverse styles and subject matter and yet reveals how they are intrinsically bound by the passions they share. In both of their work I find the world of theatre is invoked.  Reid’s work reminds me of the action on stage, the characters and their props.  Each one of his pieces seems to imply an entire narrative, stories of passion, love and loss.  Becky seems to me more about the subtlety of the back stage.  Her work is like the setting of the mood, the play of light on the backdrop.  Her pieces are quiet and less apparent than the action on the stage, but look closer and they help to reveal the hidden magic that works almost subconsciously in the stories being told.

Completely different in approach and media, but joined in life, both painters create powerful images that, once seen, are impossible to erase ..... INDELIBLE.

Don Monet, Curator, 2009.   Cube Gallery  (off-site link)

Canadian Homage
July 1 - August 2, 2009

at the
Cube gallery, (off-site link) 7 Hamilton Ave. N. Ottawa, Canada (613) 728 1750.

 Each artist in the show has produced one original piece that pays tribute to a CANADIAN artist who has influenced them.

It's supposed to be a secret but Reid chose Atilla Richard Lukacs.

In a brief interview with Reid says "Atilla is a fascinating figure with such a meteoric trajectory, so he's hard to resist.... He knocked my socks off."

interview (off-site link) in Guerilla E-Magazine.

Find out about the artist Atilla (off-site link)

"Atilla the Hunny" 36" x 24"  Reid's nod to Atilla Richard Lukacs.

The New Art Festival

June 6 and June 7, 2009 Central Park in the Glebe in Ottawa

I will have a booth with lots of my smaller affordable paintings on display at this great outdoor art event.

For more information see
The New Art Festival

Ottawa Art Gallery Art Auction

Thursday, 4 June, 2009 from 6 – 9 pm
Ottawa Art Gallery, 2 Daly Ave. Ottawa

Becky and I will both be participating in this fund raising event for the OAG this year.
For ticket information please see
OAG Auction

Project Hope Art Exhibition and Auction

March 21, through to April 11 2009 at Galerie Dentaire at 1239 rue Amherst in Montreal.
The Auction will be held at Le Lion d'Or on April 15, 2009.

I have made the piece below available for the auction.
Proceeds from this event will go to AIDS Community Care Montreal, the only English-based HIV/AIDS support organization in Quebec.

For more information, to see other great participating artists, and for tickets please see


Chelsea Erotica

February 13 - 15, 2009.

A group show of erotic art including these two pieces of mine at the Joineryco in Chelsea.


Great BIG smalls IV

December 3 ~  24, 2008

The Great BIG smalls IV art show in Ottawa, 7 Hamilton Ave. N. Ontario. This is a seasonal group show of small works with BIG heart!  Don Monet Cube gallery owner suggests you arrive on day one - because he says this show has been a huge success every year and is just getting bigger and better! One of Cube’s most anticipated seasonal events.  Over 200 works of art that are small and great for gifts of love and culture this Gifting Season! 

   Featuring 60 artists including: abi lyon wicke, Adrienne Herron, Aili Kurtis, Alex McMahon, Alfred G. Villeneuve, Alison Smith-Welsh, Ali Hosein, Ali Fowler, Amy Schissel, Andrea Stokes, Andrew Hind, Andrew King, Anne Alcorn, Anne Barkley, Anne Scanlan, Becky Mason, Beth Levin,  Bhat Boy,  Bina Mirza,  Charlene Walker,  Cynthia O'Brien,  Deborah Fisher,  Don Monet,  Erin Robertson,  Garrie Bea Joyce,  Gilda Pontbriand,  Greg Ludlow,  Greg Wellington,  Hawa Kaba,  Keith Bell,  Janet Moore,  Jean Jewer,  Jennifer Gibbs,  John Redmond,  Juliana McDonald,  Karen Goetzinger,  Kathy Haycock,  Kathy McNenly,  Katrin Smith,  Lina Yachnin,  Linda Kinsella,  Lindsay Watson,  Lynn Owen,  Marc Brzustowski,  Marc Dubois,  Mark Seabrook,  Marie Josée Moreau,  Mary Wong,  Marysol Foucault,  Meera Karunananthan,  Monika Seidenbusch,  M (Peggy) Hughes,  Parvaneh Manavi,  Paul Elter,  Paula Zoubek,  Reid McLachlan,  Robyn Bragg,  Stephanie Wellman,  Sylvia Klein,  Theresa Dale,  Tiffany Teske,  Tony Clark,  Vivien Tytor  and Wendy Feldberg