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This picture by Darren Reid might look like a photograph but it is actually a painting, entitled Cross the Tracks, of London Road bridge, Derby

This picture by Darren Reid might look like a photograph but it is actually a painting, entitled Cross the Tracks, of London Road bridge, Derby

His style of work is known as contemporary realism and originates from a line drawing of a photograph and then is painstakingly painted. This painting is of the Holiday Inn in Derby, where Darren Reid chooses to recreate familiar images of his hometown

His style of work is known as contemporary realism and originates from a line drawing of a photograph and then is painstakingly painted. This painting is of the Holiday Inn in Derby, where Darren Reid chooses to recreate familiar images of his hometown

Low Winter Sun, another incredibly realistic painting of a Derby high street by Darren, which was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize this year

Low Winter Sun, another incredibly realistic painting of a Derby high street by Darren, which was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize this year

His paintings are now being snapped up by collectors willing to pay four-figure sums for the pieces. Pictured: The Things We Leave Behind

His paintings are now being snapped up by collectors willing to pay four-figure sums for the pieces. Pictured: The Things We Leave Behind

Acrylic painting There Has To Be More Than This, has already sold to a private collector in London after he was shortlisted for a national award

Acrylic painting There Has To Be More Than This, has already sold to a private collector in London after he was shortlisted for a national award

Darren Reid, who is completely self-taught, only took up painting three years ago after his dog, Tubs, fell ill in 2011 and he had time at home

Darren Reid, who is completely self-taught, only took up painting three years ago after his dog, Tubs, fell ill in 2011 and he had time at home

Visit Artist’s website,

http://www.darrenreid.co.uk/paintings.html