Idaho artist Roy Reynolds finds his artistic vision in the landscape, flora and people of eastern Idaho. His subjects range from local architecture to street people, from farm fields to iris gardens, from nudes to American Indian festival dancers—all of which he interprets as testaments of his community’s beauty, character, identity and sense of place.
Reynolds paints primarily in oils on canvas and linen on board. He is known for his impressionistic style, bold brushwork and rich palette of color.
Asked about his style of painting, Reynolds said, “If I knew what I was doing, it wouldn’t be worth doing. It would be mechanical. What I like about painting are the surprises that happen. Lots of time I struggle, but at other times, I’m pleasantly surprised at what happens. Those magical moments are what keep me painting.”