Kenneth Reams is an artist, poet, speaker, writer and the founder of the non-profit organization Who Decides, Inc. He was born in 1974, and is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. At the age of 18, Mr. Reams was sentenced to death as an accomplice in a botched robbery that resulted in the death of Gary Turner. For the past 20 plus years he has lived under solitary confinement on death row in Arkansas.
His poetry has been published in several publications and his honors include making the 2013, semi- final round of the National Amateur Poetry Competition and 2nd place winner of the 2016, Lifeline Poetry Competition. As a speaker, he has spoke on the subject of solitary confinement and the death penalty at Columbia University, St. Francis College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an artist, Mr. Reams is internationally known. Others have described his work as: compelling, inspiring, unique, amazing and moving. He has donated several pieces of his artwork in support of numerous organization's around the U.S., such as Murder Victim's Families for Reconciliation and the National Association of University Women-Queens Branch.
Isabelle reams, wife of kenneth reams is a resident of Montpellier, South France, but was born and raised on the Island of Corsica, in the Mediterranean west of Italy. In her early adult years she lived in both Germany and the United States. As a life long and self-taught artist her creative imagination is a trait that she believed was inherited from her parents who are both known for their artistic excellence. Due to her genuine passion for art Ms. Watson has developed the strength, range, and, versatility to work with multiple widely used mediums ranging from ink, plaster, pencils, stone, oil and acrylic paints, textiles, pastels, collage making, and other craft materials. She is currently self-employed as a graphic artist and a skilled creator of 3D virtual worlds. Her work has been featured in various publications and exhibited in multiple group shows in America and Europe. As an activist Ms. Watson has continuously devoted her art to those in need. To list a few past noteworthy affiliations—she has worked to support 9/11 victims’ families, children with mental health issues, battered women, capital punishment, and HIV associations. She has often stated that her greatest joy and inspiration as an artist comes from watching others energy glow with astonishment as they view her exquisite talent and flair. In the world of art she is known simply as: Ize.