Reid, Eileen Florence Beatrice (née Oulton) (1894–1981), painter and musician, was born at 19 Upper Mount Street, Dublin, the only daughter and one of two children of George Nugent Oulton , a Dublin barrister. Her birthplace remained her home throughout her life. Educated at the German High School, Wellington Place, Dublin, and the RIAM, she won a Coulston exhibition (1910) and a Coulston Academy scholarship (1911). On obtaining an honours certificate in 1914 she qualified as a music teacher.
Inspired to develop her painting by William Orpen (qv), a family friend, she entered the Royal Academy schools, London, in 1922. A year later, in St Stephen's church, Dublin, she married Hugh C. Reid of Sloane Square, London, who was in the Nigerian colonial service. She intended following him to west Africa, but he died there of fever in 1924 before she could join him. She returned to the Royal Academy schools, completing her studies in 1927. While teaching music for a living (her instrument was the piano; she also was organist in St Stephen's church) she continued to paint, her subjects being figures, cityscapes, and landscapes. Working at first in oils and later in watercolours, in 1934 she joined the Watercolour Society of Ireland, which she served for many years as secretary (1936–74). She exhibited some two to four works annually at the society's shows in the 1930s and early 1940s, but eventually turned her energies to administration and organisation.
She died 8 April 1981 at her home. Her paintings are in various private collections in Ireland. An exhibition was held at the Cynthia O'Connor gallery, Dublin, in 1984.