Carolyn Reynolds

 
Carolyn Reynolds has been painting, drawing and sculpting since she was a child. World renowned for her luminous landscapes on gold and silver leaf, Carolyn is claiming her corner of the art market as master and creator of a technique known only to her. Graduating from University of California Irvine with a BFA Fine Art and Art History, Carolyn believes her nature themed pieces bring a healing quality, as well as a sense of well being, harmony, and tranquility through her subject matter and use of color. Having been commissioned to do an Asian themed art piece Carolyn fell in love with gold and silver leaf as a medium. She now works almost exclusively with the medium. The physical process begins with coating and sanding the canvas until it becomes a silky surface. A terracotta clay or red paint is painted underneath to give a warm feel to the gold. Once this is complete, the artist lays the gold or silver leaf, and coats it with layers of varnish. Using the finest quality sable brushes, Carolyn paints layer upon layer of paint and varnish developing the image until it culminates in a moment of light! Reynolds has been exhibited in California museums, featured in many one-man shows throughout the United States and is in the permanent collections of corporations worldwide including The Ritz-Carlton, The Four Seasons, Comerica Bank, and the Marriott Corporation. Carolyn Reynolds resides and works in Southern California.