Robert Dow Reid

Robert Dow Reid

  • Biography

    ROBERT DOW REID
    Kelowna, BC

    Robert Dow Reid was born in Scotland in 1933 and has always drawn inspiration from the sea and aquatic life. His grandfather was a sea captain, and the artist himself travelled the seas on whaling vessels as a teenager in the 1940s and 1950s. He met his wife, Isobel in 1956, and they immigrated to Canada in 1958. Robert and his family have lived in Kelowna since 1964.

    Dow Reid is best known for his Spirit of Sail sculpture (which stands at 38-feet high and currently sits at the end of Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.) and his numerous other large-scale sculptures throughout B.C., Saskatchewan, and Japan. Locally, he is well loved for his smaller works carved from whale teeth salvaged on board the whalers all those decades ago. His creations are in collections worldwide, including that of Queen Elizabeth II.

    "It doesn't really matter to me whether my art is considered good or bad, though hopefully it's not treated indifferently. What matters to me is that I know it's my best at the time I'm doing it."

Showing 1–30 of 46 artworks

Robert Dow Reid

Synchronized
6 x 4 x 2.25 ″ Anitque bone and stone $1,500 CAD

Robert Dow Reid

Lofty Perch
19 x 4 x 6.5 ″ Antique Bone and Wood $2,000 CAD

Robert Dow Reid

Mushroom Triptych
5 x 2 x 2 ″ Antique Bone, Stone and Wood $700 CAD

Robert Dow Reid

Dolphin Group
7 x 12 x 5 ″ Antique Bone, Stone and Wood $3,500 CAD

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 4 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Mushroom Diptych
6 x 4 x 6 ″ Stone, Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Harmony
12.5 x 8.5 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Rhapsody
11 x 8 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 4 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 4 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Dolphin Group - 42987
3.5 x 6.5 x 5 ″ Antique Bone and Wood Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Pups
1.5 x 3 x 3 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Harmony
12 x 8 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 4 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Swoop
7 x 2 x 4.5 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Quail Family
3 x 6.5 x 2 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Content
3.5 x 3 x 2 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Quail Pair
2.5 x 3.5 x 3 ″ Antique Bone/ Honey Onyx Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Innocence
6 x 1.5 x 2 ″ Antique Bone/ Honey Onyx Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 4 x 4 ″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Perched
5 x 2 x 3.25 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Inquisitive
1 x 2.75 x 1 ″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Mushrooms
8.5 x 5 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Sunbathing
7 x 9.5 x 5.5″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12 x 7 x 7″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Looking Up
2.5 x 5 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Synchronous
24 x 24 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
24 x 7 x 7″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
13.5 x 4 x 4″ Ceramic Sold

Robert Dow Reid

Spirit of Sail
12.5 x 4.5 x 4.5″ Ceramic Sold