A powerful work of art depicting a male African Lion gazing fearlessly as he looks at his prey. Lions typically symbolize strength, aggressiveness and power. This open edition giclee on paper by Cecil Reed measures 21x21 inches in size.
Although sports and martial arts are a big part of Cecil’s life, they pale in comparison to his true passion, his love for painting. Cecil believes that art is a form of mental elevation in which he builds an intimate relationship with each piece during the journey to completion. His biggest influences, aside from his art teacher in college, are realistic artists Thomas Blackshear, Frank Morrison and Kevin A. Williams. Cecil, a man that loves challenges, began observing their concepts and styles and eventually created his own personal style and technique. Although Cecil’s artistic abilities are not limited to any one genre, he prides himself on being one of the few African American artists in the industry to create realistic paintings of animals in such a unique fashion. He works predominately with the medium of acrylic and he plans on incorporating other mediums in the future. Over the years, Cecil has dedicated himself to focusing on precise techniques, details, composition and design.