About Lois Reed
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.
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.