Lloyd was born in Hereford in 1926 and lives in Devon.
He began painting around 1950 and received early encouragement from the sculptor Henry Moore, who was a good friend. Later in life he became friendly with the poet Ted Hughes, which resulted in Reg illustrating four of Hughes’ books of poems, including the award winning ‘What is the Truth?’. One of the other books of Hughes’ poems illustrated by Lloyd was The Cat and the Cuckoo.
Reg Lloyd’s work is included in many collection, including the V & A Museum.