Debra Reed

I am a self taught Artist, with a deep love for my Family and Kids, passion for nature, wild life, rivers – the outdoors.  Born  and raised in Rhodesia Africa – sunny skies – Tropical climate just south of the equator,  live in beautiful Canada – proud Canadian. I’m blessed with Rich childhood memories of swimming, water ski-ing, fishing – catching Tiger Fish on the Zambezi River – seeing the Elephants graze along the shorelines of Kariba and inland bundu. I Recall Being  chased by elephants hiding in the back car seat as Mum did a hasty retreat in reverse, and many memories of the incredible wildlife – Sable, Kudus, Buffalo, Spring Bok, Bush pigs etc. and staring back into the eyes of huge male lion as he stared at us through the glass of the car window with the joy, admiration and fear of a child, and listening to the incredible sounds of the bush – lions roaring, fish eagle cries and hippo grunts, and doves cooing. 

I am primarily an Acrylic based Artist, always had a passion for Art from very young. I can remember back around 6 years old my Dad building me a Chaulk board Easel, so I could doodle around and playfully draw pictures.

Acquiring the Love of Art Throughout school years, sketched in Pencil, charcoal doing mainly Portraits and Landscapes, water colours and did some Wax Painting Boutiques. Some of my Art was displayed and in Art Competitions at the Local Agricultral Fairs.

I too worked with Leather over the years, creating Leather topped stools – with designs I had sketched and tooled into the leather and subsequently dyed. Many donated to silent auctions and finding their permanent homes.

As my life evolved after raising a family of three beautiful kids, I found myself with time and still the yearning to paint. My Signature Paintings are Primarily Acrylic Based – with Thermoplastic on Au Premier Coup and many Paintings are now collected / displayed in Private homes Internationally. My favourite Quote is – Dream Big and always keep a place in your heart for dreams to grow. I continue to paint in different styles – as it inspires me – growing along this wonderful Artistic journey.

Some of my paintings have been on show in many Local Gallery shows – Thornbury Library, and Frames by Verne in Kitchener, Flesherton Museum, Hanover sights and sounds Festival, (re) Imagine Hq – Markdale –  as well on display and for sale in The Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture Company in Orangeville, Ontario.

Commissioned Paintings are always extra special to complete – whether it’s a painting of your home / farm setting and or  – Pet Portraits to scenes of Georgian Bay at Sunset with seagulls flying high. My paintings are signed in my Maiden name to Honour my Mum and Dad.

Some of my work can be seen on my Web Page: (currently under Maintenance) – will be up and running again shortly.

I post regularly on Social Media using the Following hashtags: #debrareed #artist #ontarioartist #canadianartist 

If you see a painting on the website you like, there are many options available from prints, to Throw Pillows, Coffee Cups, Towels, cell phone cases and other products that the paintings can be printed on. When Original Paintings are purchased as a Thank you – you always received a complimentary gift usually a matching Throw pillow or Coffee Cup.

I always love to hear feedback, and if you have any questions, or inquiries re commissions, group or one on one paint sessions I can be reached through email at: 

My favourite Quote is – Dream Big and always keep a place in your heart for dreams to grow.

Last but not least – when you are buying from an Artist, you buy not just a piece of Art – a painting – you buy moments of the Artists Life and so much more. You are supporting your neighbour – a friend – a professional, a community, a small business and making it possible to bring the Art to life in our Community and your Home. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio and you matter, your support and feed back are appreciated. I can be followed on FB @DebraReedArtist and Instagram #Debra_Reed_Artist


Thank you Deb – The Artist