R. Wayne Reynolds
R. Wayne Reynolds has thirty-nine years of experience in conservation and restoration of gilded objects. In 1975, he received his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1978 he founded R. Wayne Reynolds, Ltd. The Baltimore based company was dedicated to the 500 year old craft of gilding, and offered complete conservation and restoration services for decorative art objects, including antique furniture, frames, and mirrors.
Clients included museums - including the Metropolitan Museaum of Art in NYC; the National Gallery of Art, the White House in the US Department of State abd tge Blair House, all in Washington, DC; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA; as well as the Amon Carter Museum Fort Worth, TX - and private collectors,antique dealers, architects, and interior designers, nationwide. Large-scale interior and exterior architectural gilding projects for historic buildings and private residences were also completed.
To complete the scope of the company, Mr. Reynolds also hand crafted museum quality reproduction frames for paintings of any period. Mr. Reynolds has been a part time staff member in the Frame Conservation Department of the National Gallery of Art In Washington D.C., head of the Gilding Department for Sotheby’s Restoration abd the staff of Lowy, as Head of the Gilding Department, providing innovative solutions and new treatment procedures for an extensive range of projects. With a career worth of experience, Mr. Reynolds is now working as an independent Fine Arts Services Consultant, specializing in providing on site conservation treatment, lectures, and training seminars.
R. Wayne Reynolds
In this series of paintings titled Infinity Takes Forever, I use the Infinity Symbol to represent my inner being, existing without a definable beginning or having a decisive end. With it acting as a vessel, I travel into my inner mind, and that leads me out of this world and into deep space, where there is far more that is unknown than known, and the only constant is continuous movement and the passage of time.
As I explore this life I am living, I seek to understand how “real” events that I have experienced allow me to create the ones that I can only imagine. As I look at the incredible diversity found on our own planet with total respect and amazement, I am confident that our search beyond our own galaxy will reveal the existence of countless other “life systems” that remain invisible to us now, and when that happens, I will not be one the surprised ones.