Crestview High School graduate takes up his paintbrushes again

daniel reid painting artist

Crestview artist Daniel Reid, inset, recently created this oil painting of a goose flapping its wings.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 02:35 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Following a work-induced hiatus from the creative world, a prize-winning local artist is once more at his easel and letting his muse run free.

Daniel Reid, 18, who graduated from Crestview High School in June, had been working so many after-school hours at a local burger joint he barely had time for homework, let alone creating art.

His detailed drawings of animals and nature scenes were well received at area art events, including the annual Crestview High student art show — in which he'd won multiple ribbons — and festivals.

However, long hours flipping burgers and making fries kept him from his pens, inks and paints. Resigning from the fast-food world allowed Daniel to return to creating.

"Plus, he's catching up on a lot of that rest he missed," his mom, Latina Reid, said.

After dabbling in oil painting, Daniel has embraced the medium wholeheartedly and churned out a succession of recent works, including a triptych in an abstract style new for the artist.

A Mississippi patron, a co-worker of Daniel’s grandmother, commissioned the three-panel work.

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