With degrees in Art History
and Fine Art, Carolyn Reynolds advanced her professional life
as an artist thirty one years ago when she moved from Northern
California to Laguna Beach.
She began teaching
at the Laguna Beach School of Art (now Southern California
College of Arts), painting and sculpting for the Pageant
of the Masters, and leading creative therapy groups, while
raising three sons.
Independently, Carolyn’s paintings and
sculptures were morphing into name brand Icons. Cities
and counties in California, Arizona and Florida began purchasing
her “Kachinas” where
they are featured prominently in public showcases. Shown in
regional museums, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach (Orange County
Museum of Art) and the LA County Museum rental gallery, her
eleven years of work on gold and silver leaf have momentously
gained notoriety in design salons and art galleries.
can now be seen in high-end resorts such as the Four Seasons
and Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, or in the Ritz
Carlton in Dana Point and San Francisco. Comerica Bank in San
Francisco displays their collection of Reynolds prominently
in the lobby while Bank of America proudly hangs her work in
their Los Angeles office.
The popularity of the work is growing
exponentially and promises a prosperous and exciting future
Her legacy is carried on by her sons who have
taken the gold leaf secrets to their own personal heights of
creativity, while founding the Reynolds School of Gold Leaf
Art, the first of its kind.