harbour nights

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“El, are you there? El? It’s me. It’s Mike. It’s day 352. 7:40 PM. I’m still here. If you’re out there, say something. Or- or give me a sign, I won’t even, I won’t even say anything. Just, I want to know if you’re okay.”

 (Stranger Things, 2017)

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Darren Reid (1970)
“Harbour”
“Nocturne”
“Ghosts” (2016)
“Ghosts” detail
“Sunrise I left you sleeping” (2015)
“Sunrise I left you sleeping” detail
“Low winter sun” (2014)
Acrylic on canvas
Contemporary realism

Reid has no formal art training, having picked up a paintbrush for the first time just five years ago.

“My dog got ill and I was given the choice of either putting him to sleep or injecting him with insulin… I embarked on these insulin injections, which was every six hours for the rest of her life. I really just wanted a hobby.”

Each painting takes Reid around 250 hours to complete.