Gil Reid was an amazing railroad watercolor artist. A huge steam locomotive fan, he had a tremendous talent for depicting these huge locomotives in incredibly fine detail often barreling down the tracks. Other noted railroad artists, Russ Porter and Ted Rose (1940-2002), were among his friends and Ted Rose even considered Gil his mentor and inspiration. Gil joined his friends on January 2, 2007.
You can read more about Gil’s spectacular life in his biography and hear him share stories of his career and life in several videos published here on the web. There are also several newspaper articles about Gil’s life.
We would also like to invite all of you fans to share your own copies of other paintings by Gil we may not have. See Fan Shares
What Time Is It?
Everybody goes by the clock,
because time is important.
People get together and have a good time.
And – there is a time to say
“See you later,” for it is not
“Good-bye,” it’s just a small interval
when we can all say “Hello” again.
Keep your faith, and I
feel privileged to know you!
I’m on that train now!