ARTIST INFO: Biography

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“Each painting and photograph is a journey, offering a window seat to life’s wonders. I invite the viewer to travel along and step into the adventure with me!” – S. Reynolds  

Traveling artist and roadside photographer, S’zanne Reynolds, seeks creative mischief and adventure. “Big sky and open road” is her mantra. She draws upon her travels to express her love of the Wild West, its colorful people and untamed wilderness. Reynolds’ impressionistic and bold creations take the viewer on a journey to sit beside a campfire, peer over Yellowstone falls, shelter in a rustic old barn or chat up the local grocer. 

Dabbling in art since she was very young, Reynolds was about 16 when she came upon Wolf Kahn’s artwork in her hometown of Richmond, VA; it was love at first sight. From then on she wanted to be an artist. With a BA in Fine Art from Principia College and post-graduate studies in France, she discovered her love of travel in her painting explorations of Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, England and the Netherlands. 

Upon returning to the States, she completed a BFA in Graphic Design from TCU, and embarked on a 15 year career in the advertising and publishing industries with companies like SicolaMartin, GSD&M and Harcourt.  

In 2003 Reynolds returned to her first love of fine art and photography, studying under present-day masters including Ann Templeton, Huihan Liu, Nancy Bush, Dave Santillanes and Randy Kerr. Her creative influences number among Wolf Kahn, Paul Gauguin, and Canada’s Group of Seven. 

A member of the American Impressionist Society, Reynolds' artwork enjoys a growing audience stateside and abroad. Reynolds has served as faculty at the Contemporary Austin Museum Art School and offers workshops for children and adults along her travels. For the last three years, she’s been on a backroads RV adventure, exploring hill country vistas, small town charm and national park splendor. 

To see more of this artist’s work, or for more information on commissions, events or workshops, please contact S’zanne or visit her website.