Artist Spotlight: Chloe Reynolds

Chloe Reynolds graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017, specialising in painting.

Reynolds has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, working in New York for a month with ChaNorth residency programme. Currently she is working towards applying to an MFA.


Reynolds paints from the photographic image and is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she works from found black and white photographs and aims to integrate the past and the present using the material qualities of paint. The photographs date from the 1950s-70s.


Drawing and painting the images both digitally and traditionally is a way to think about composition before she paints.Reynolds uses an attractive pallet, however the figures can be quite daunting and uncomfortable to look at, the contrast between the pallet and the figures is something Reynolds does intentionally.


Her paintings highlight and exaggerate implicit power structures—between adult and child, man and woman—observed from the photographs.

Figurative painting is core to Reynolds's practice, as is humour. She uses the latter as a way to connect with the viewer, and employs overt puns as titles to suggest themes.Chloe Reynolds is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she works from found black and white photographs and aims to integrate the past and present using the material qualities of paint. The photographs date from the 1950s-70s.

Reynolds paintings highlight and exaggerate implicit power structures- between adult and child, man and women.

Figurative paintings that utilise humour is core to Reynold's practice to help connect the viewer to the art. Reynolds employs overt puns as titles to suggest themes.


'Avin a RYT Mare' (2017) 197cm x 167 cm. Oil on Canvas

'Time To Grow Up' (2018) 152cm x 122cm, Oil on Canvas

'Lost Girl' (2017) 167xm x 197cm, Oil on Canvas

Reynold's website



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