Cecil L. Reed Jr aka CREED
Born and raised in the small town of Folkston, Georgia, Cecil’s early life was one that exemplified the love for family, nature and extracurricular activities. At the age of 7 he discovered that he had an attraction to art. He drew from books, magazines and still images. While in middle school he found himself tuned in to PBS to watch Bob Ross gracefully create beautiful landscapes.
Cecil, nurtured his childhood hobbies into adulthood by playing recreational football, and eventually going on to receive scholarships to play at Georgia Military College, Fort Valley State University and Carson Newman University. He majored in Fine Arts while attending Fort Valley State University and credits his greatness to his art professor, Mr. Rickey Calloway, who pushed him to be a master of his craft. Mr. Calloway played an integral part in Cecil’s development as an artist. He taught Cecil how to become more cautious of his craftsmanship and to never accept mediocrity in anything that associated to him.