Reid Coyner began experimenting with art at an early age. He first explored watercolors and linocuts at the age of three. Although mostly self-taught, Coyner earned a B.S. from NCSU and took graduate courses at RISD and UNCG. Reid draws directly on a thick maple wood-block and then cuts his lines out with a 1/4 inch V-chisel and mallet. He then inks his carved blocks and transfers the medium to paper with nothing but a wooden spoon and elbow grease.