#SBS Winner Alan Reed Art

Painting of Pump Room, Bath in Snow

Pump Room, Bath in the Snow

Theo Paphitis, one of the “dragons” in the BBC television series Dragons Den, has developed an innovative way of giving publicity to small business in the UK. Businesses are required to tweet a description of what they do to @TheoPaphitis on Twitter between 5pm-7:30pm on a Sunday with the all important hash-tag #SBS (Small Business Sunday). Theo will then review the multitude of tweets that qualify and choose 6 each week who are then re-tweeted. The lucky business owners become an #SBS Winner.

As Theo Paphitis has over 250,000 followers and a special website www.theopaphitissbs.com dedicated to the winners, this provides a great opportunity for the winners to increase their profile on twitter and connect with other businesses. I first found out about this through a business colleague and friend Jules Phair who has her own cleaning business TLC Totally Love Cleaning and was one of the lucky winners in January this year. You can follow Jules on Twitter @TLClean Since then I have been tweeting my business to Theo most Sundays and my persistence paid off. On 11th June 2012 my tweet “painting is my passion come rain or shine” with a picture of my watercolour “Pump Room in the Snow” a scene in Bath, was one of the 6 businesses chosen by Theo. We’ve now published the painting as a limited edition print available from alanreed.com for only £149 unframed.

This week my twitter feed has been very busy with lots of congratulations and mentions from other folk on twitter and around 150 new followers, so a special thank you to Mr Theo Paphitis, Ryman Stationary and to Jules Phair for making me aware of #SBS so that I am now an #SBS Winner.



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About alan

British artist Alan Reed, was born in Corbridge in the North of England into a family with a history of painting. "I have been passionate about painting all my life and committed to helping others through my paintings". Alan trained as an illustrator / graphic designer in the North of England and spent the early part of his career doing artist impressions of new building projects for architects. Alan Reed specialises in landscapes, cityscapes and portraits both in watercolours and oils. His unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of different settings from the drama of city life to the serenity and beauty of a rural landscape. Alan Reed has had many successful exhibitions both in the UK and abroad including those at the Mall Galleries in London, Malcolm Innes Gallery in Edinburgh, Italy, the USA and the Middle East and has been a regular exhibitor of rowing scenes in the Stewards’ Enclosure at the Henley Royal Regatta. 2013 Winner of "The Artist's Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Competition 2013 with his painting "Jebel Akhdar, Oman". The painting was exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London.   2011 Alan Reed - Winner of the "Circus Painting Prize" in the Bath Prize. Alan Reed's painting of  “Pump Room in the Snow” was highly commended in the Bath Prize. 2011 Alan Reed - One of the finals with his painting of "Grey Street" in the "Show me the Monet" programme shown on BBC2. 2010 Alan Reed - 1st runner up in "The Bath Prize" with his original painting of "The Royal Crescent, Bath". Alan Reed's painting of the "The Roman Baths by Torchlight" was also highly commended in the Bath Prize. Artist Alan Reed's approach to painting is described in a book
entitled "Landscapes in Watercolour" by Theodora Philcox, an inspirational book which features the work of 23 leading watercolourists from around the world. The Middle East is an area to which Alan has given his artistic attention thanks to a series of ongoing commissions for the government of Oman. Alan’s work has become increasingly collectable and is widely represented internationally through private and corporate commissions including those for Royalty, Coutts Bank, Rolls Royce, Northern Rock PLC, several client’s private and corporate properties both in the UK and worldwide. We supply to Interior designers, Cruise ships, Corporate companies and galleries providing the perfect solution to meet all your needs. Portraits, Gift Vouchers, Sherree V-Daines, Sketchbook, Reviews, Painting Tips and Paintings for the Queen Worldwide Shipping www.alanreed.com