Colorful Ocean Artist Spencer Reynolds at Bliss 101

Brookings, Oregon is a small, coastal town that may not be at the top of every avid traveler’s must-see list, but to artist Spencer Reynolds, this area is the perfect setting to live and paint on a full time basis. From a young age, Reynold’s parents encouraged him to both paint and surf, setting the stage for what would become works of art with a noticeably Pacific Northwest and ocean-bound feel. Reynold’s original oil paintings were done on 95% recycled wood, and at first sight, appreciative viewers can immediately tell that that the man behind the marking is one seriously avid surfer. Reynolds has also said he tends toward using stunningly bright colors (certainly noticeable in nearly all of his works), as these colors serve to counteract Oregon’s rugged terrain, laden with clouds, rainfall and chilly water and air temperatures.  Originals and Giclee’s of Spender Reynold’s unique works are now on display at Bliss 101.