Born in southern Indiana, John Reynolds started drawing and painting at an early age. Pursuing that creative talent, John attended Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning and graduated with a degree in architecture. He continued his art studies and teaching at the Indianapolis Art Center. Later, Reynolds traveled (with noted American Impressionist C.W. Mundy) to New York City, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, where they studied with nationally known painters.
Farm animals have a major impact on the American mid-western landscape. It's rare to find an artist such as John Reynolds who, with sensitivity and painterly brushwork, is willing to raise the farm animal up to portrait status with expression and personality.