September Reed

Medium: Painting
Location: TBD

September Reed is a Birmingham Artist who began in Henna Body Art and expanded into textured, freehand mandala paintings. Using a traditional henna cone filled with acrylic paint, she creates a 3D effect while improvising her designs. She includes delightful details, and her paintings often center around themes, seasons, holidays, creatures, and various requests provided by her collectors.

Through the last 10 years, her detailed motifs have adorned skin, canvas, glass, wood, sculpture, and ceramic. In recent years, she self-published coloring books of her art and was also published through a UK publishing house. September has participated in over 100 art shows, body art events, and festivals, and has her work currently available in several local retail shops, including the Birmingham Museum of Art Gift Shop. She is a Resident Henna and Tattoo Artist at a new Birmingham Artists’ collective known as Wantfull Things. September teaches numerous art classes at local libraries in and around the city, and also organizes themed art shows to help elevate other local Artists and their work.