The paintings of San Luis
Obispo native, Robert Reynolds, are in art collections throughout the United
States and abroad. Images of his paintings have graced the pages and covers of
national art magazines and his work is featured in over 20 books, the majority
being art books. His painting, "Vineyard Radiance" was on the cover of The Best of Watercolor SPLASH 9.
Reynolds has assembled an
impressive body of work and list of honors. He is a past winner of the Gold
(1994) and Bronze (1993) honors in the California Discovery Awards, and the
Bronze Award winner (1996) and Finalist (1999, 2000, 2004) n the Landscape
category for the Artist's Magazine's National Art Competition. His work has
been in numerous solo art exhibitions.
In a past commission, the
United States Postal Service chose Reynolds to do the artwork for a stamp commemorating
the famed Hearst Castle located in San Simeon. Selected as a Central Coast Wine
Classic Commemorative Artist (1998, 2002 and 2009), Reynolds' painting entitled
"Vineyard Light" (1999) is held in the collection of Meridian Winery. Reynolds
was also a winner of the Purchase Prize Award in Ironstone Vineyard's national
art competition (2000). Posters were published using his painting image to
celebrate the annual event.
regularly highlight Robert Reynolds' work. Features and occasional cover
stories include: The American Artist", "The Artist Magazine", "Watercolor Magic",
"American Artist Watercolor", "North Light magazine", and a number of other
magazines. In addition to his own two books, "The Art of Robert Reynolds; Quiet
Journey"; published Cal Poly University and "Painting Peaceful Places" by
Robert Reynolds and Patrick Seslar; published by North Light Books. His
paintings have appeared in a number of local magazines. Reynolds' watercolors
have been in six of the prestigious watercolor books, "Splash" published by
North Light Books and edited by Rachel Wolf. Also, his work has been
highlighted in two of the French art magazine, "Pratique Des Arts". Also, his
work has been included in a number of British art books.
Reynolds served as a
Professor of Art at Cal Poly University for a good number of years and enjoyed
working with the art students who were beginning their own journeys. This past
year he had a solo art exhibition at the S.L.O. Museum of Art.
In 2005, Reynolds participated
in the invitational Biennale International Dell' Arte
Contemporanea in Florence,
Italy. He is listed in the Marquis journals: "Who's Who in
American Art"; "Who's Who in
America"; and "Who's Who in the World".