About Lois Reed

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I am an artist to my core, as I believe we all are.

One person’s art may be painting or music, while another person’s art may be cooking, cars, or gardening .


It is all art, all expression.

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For many years I owned a bookstore/gallery/live-music venue in Northwest New Jersey. I also grew up in a family owned health food store (Earth Things in Denville, N.J.) It was in this retail environment that I learned the importance of merchandise display. I saw that using ‘visual delight’ greatly increased product sales. I find this knowledge invaluable when designing for the virtual world of the internet.

I returned to college in 2003 to earn my Certification in WebSite Design. This certification, coupled with my college art studies and my business background, has formed a fun and focused method of website design. Officially, I studied art at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. But, where I really learned art was at my mother’s knee.

Growing up I watched as she sketched & painted everything in sight. Some of my fondest memories are of us picnicking and drawing the plants by the brook

… she taught me to see the purples in a winter field.


In addition to art and website design, I lead kayak & SUP Eco-Tours in New Smyrna Beach, educating people about the environment, as a certified Florida Coastal and Freshwater Naturalist. Although my primary source of income is presently website design, my heart lies in the wilds of nature and the paints on canvas. I am presently developing wilderness/art workshops to create a welcoming space for people to rediscover their connection with the natural world and the voice of their Soul.

Visit www.kayaknsb.com to book your tour today!


Art and Nature classes coming soon

Intuitive Nature Art groups in the wilds.

We hike, bike or paddle to a destination and upon arrival, all technology goes away. The world of sharp edges is turned off and we immerse into our lands and waters. Once again connecting to the place we all come from. It is in this place where we begin to reconnect with our Selves, and our Soul, and Spirit. In this connected state … we Create.

I will eventually be combining these sites; however, until the complete transition is complete the classes and all things art & nature will be living at this URL:



“Out of this world talent and a superb human being”

Colleen Hintz

Vestment Maker, Fruit of the Vine

“stellar quality”

John Gheur

Designer, Signature Creative

Interested In Working With Lois Reed Designs?