Abby Reid

based in Murphy, NC, US.

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  • editor pick 1

About Abby Reid

I have always been fascinated by the human eyes.My traditional oil on linen portraits feature the subject's face--up close and personal.I envision that my artwork evolves in my mind's eye and is translated by my hands to the canvas.I am a native New Englander and I am married to a man with deep roots in the Great Smokey Mountains.We have two beautiful children.Much of the inspiration for my artwork is drawn from the experiences of our family, from the viewpoint of me-the Mother!

designs by Abby Reid

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Michele Norris on Sep 22 2018
Michele Norris
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Hi Abby, Thanks for liking my "Fish Squad" submission! All the best -Michele

Kristen Niedzielski on Sep 19 2017
Kristen Niedzielski
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Ava, Thanks for your advice on Religious Baptism Invite-the floating baby-. I put a frame around it in a gradient. I am doing a poll. I also am from New England. Southern New Hampshire. I like your designs. -Kristen

Emese Horvath on Sep 05 2017
Emese Horvath
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Many thanks, Abby for your comment on my Festive bubbly design and your like on my Pebbles in the sand submission! Have a nice day! :)

Emese Horvath on Aug 21 2017
Emese Horvath
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Thanks a lot Abby for your lovely comment and your like on my Tropical forest design! Have a great week and best of luck! :)

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 31 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Abby, thanks so much for your like on my "Look at the Stars" polar bear design! Your work is wonderful. Best wishes in the challenge.

Janet Cruz on Jul 27 2017
Janet Cruz
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Thanks Abby for your kind words and likes!. I appreciate it. Your work is great. Maybe I'll be here for a bit of the Fall. My husband and I escape NY for the late fall and winter and head down to southern Florida. Life is good!

Kristina Heredia on Jul 26 2017
Kristina Heredia
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You are so welcome! I really loved your piece for the challenge! Thank you so much for your kind words about my art I put in. I am so excited! I wish you all the best! xoxo

Jan Kessel on Jul 09 2017
Jan Kessel
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Hi, responding to your question on Ocean Blues-the crop is identical. Thanks!

Avian by Design on Apr 29 2017
Avian by Design
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Hi Avis-- Thanks for the feedback you gave me on my "Circus Performer" Mother's Day card :) You mentioned that the illustration seemed dated--I was going for a sort of vintage feel (based my illustrations on 50's animation), but perhaps it just falls flat...Is there any way you could point me in the direction of some illustrations/styles that seem more "now"? Much appreciated! Bromwyn

Kate Ross on Sep 07 2016
Kate Ross
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Hi Avis! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with my save the date card. I appreciate your time and your feedback. Best of luck to you!

Robert Deem on Aug 17 2016
Robert Deem
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Thank you very much Avis for the kind words you left on "Divergence" and Grandfather's Violin" your feedback is much appreciated. Best wishes to you in the challenges! --Robert

Bethany Berghoff on Jul 26 2016
Bethany Berghoff
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Thanks for the like on "Bubbly New Year"! Best of luck to you on the competitions.

Monica Janes Fine Art on Jul 19 2016
Monica Janes Fine Art
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Hi Avis, thank you for your feedback! I have not heard back from Minted Artists regarding the building logo I inquired about. As soon as I hear anything I will definitely let you know.Good Luck in the challenge, you have some beautiful entries!

Kamala Nahas on Jun 17 2016
Kamala Nahas
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Hey Avis, thanks for your comments on Malibu Overlook. I'm am aware of the Rule of Thirds--one of the things I loved about this shot was the light in the water, so I was trying to retain as much of that as I could. I think this shot just isn't going to work out--I don't normally do half compositions like this and I think I'm trying to force something that just isn't there.

Jill Means on Apr 05 2016
Jill Means
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Thanks for your feedback on my design. Honestly, I didn't get the red one done in time to submit, so I wondered if I should replace the other one. But I decided to go with the original anyway! I'll use this design for something else.

Gail Schechter on Mar 09 2016
Gail Schechter
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Hey Avis- Thanks for asking! Weddings you think it needs to be there?

Jan Shepherd on Feb 23 2016
Jan Shepherd
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Hi Avis thanks for your well-timed question - you enabled me to focus and I appreciate that. I love your portraits and wish you good luck in the challenges.

Jan Kessel on Feb 04 2016
Jan Kessel
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Hi Avis, thank you for the lovely comment, I really appreciate it:) Your work is lovely, looking forward to seeing more of it! Best of luck. x

Laura Loving on Sep 08 2015
Laura Loving
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Thanks for the like! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Me Amelia on Aug 27 2015
Me Amelia
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Hi Avis, Thank you for the like on my work Hedge Hog Hugs, a first dip into children's art. Best in the challenge.:)

Cherry Tree on Aug 26 2015
Cherry Tree
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Thanks so much for taking the time to like my work, Avis. Good luck with the challenges!

Kate Ross on Jul 03 2015
Kate Ross
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Hi Avis, Sorry I didn't get back to you on your letterpress edits. Time was tight for me outside Minted this week! Hope to see you in the Child's Fabric Challenge! Happy 4th!

aticnomar on Apr 22 2015
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Thank you Avis for the comment. I appreciated it very much.

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 13 2015
Neeta Sawhney
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Hi there Avis great work that really gets the heart and soul off our nation keep doing and thanks for the like for prepare for take off.

Farah Douyon on Apr 12 2015
Farah Douyon
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Hi Avis, thanks for the comment. :)

Monica Janes Fine Art on Apr 07 2015
Monica Janes Fine Art
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Hi Avis, thank you so much for your likes on my photos. Much appreciated! All the best to you in the challenge!

Kelsey Cashman on Mar 27 2015
Kelsey Cashman
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Thanks so much for the like! Best of luck to you! :)

Jill Okihiro on Mar 27 2015
Jill Okihiro
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Avis, thank you for "liking" my moving announcement submission! I appreciate the comment.