crCraig Reynolds participated in all three plein air events hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art.  The three paintings in the gallery are from the 2010 Southeastern Plein Air Invitational.  Craig comes from a family of artists--Craig’s late father was also an artist whose watercolors are avidly collected and his sister is a well-known artist and art educator.  Craig continues the family tradition but in his own style—oil paintings with the loose brushwork and soft edges of Impressionism but with strong contrasts and color combinations that are uniquely his own.  Look for Craig’s work at the Shelby Lee Gallery in Charleston, The Gale Gallery in New Orleans, and The Renaissance Gallery in Northport, Alabama.  He is also a popular workshop instructor specializing in the techniques of plein air painting (painting on-location in open air).

Craig also attended the School of Italian Plasters where he learned the ancient technique of applying Venetian Plasters. He studied traditional European methods that date back thousands of years and is now incorporating these techniques into some of his work. Craig’s experience as a Watercolorist and Muralist creating unique Realistic/Impressionistic pieces along with years of experimenting with a variety of tools and techniques have given him the skill to craft one-of-a-kind works of art using many different mediums which includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, house paint, powdered pigment, and plaster.

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