Carolyn Reynolds American, b. 1947

Carolyn Reynolds is a brilliant innovator. The quasi-abstract canvases she creates from her Laguna Beach based Studio are produced using countless foils of thin gold leaf. Layer upon layer, the foils are applied to create a shimmering surface on which the artist places hummingbirds, waves, landscapes and tumultuous ocean scenes. The vibrant gold and silver of Reynolds’ work offers an image of celebratory splendor. Using a traditional process in a very contemporary fashion, Reynolds' golden canvases juxtapose subject and space in such a way that challenges our assumptions about the obligatory flatness of abstraction.


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.