Jimmy Reynolds
Acrylic on Wood

Jimmy hails from the idyllic area of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where the Chesapeake Bay is not only an inspiration for many artists, but holds a long-standing tradition of water crafts and lifestyles.

Jimmy studied fine arts at the University of Delaware with a focus on printmaking and photography. He has been painting professionally for 20-years. During his career as an educator where he instructed adults with mental illnesses, and children with a variety of learning difficulties, Jimmy’s hands-on academic and arts-based educational activities provided many students with an important outlet for their creative energies. He founded the Radcliffe Creek School Seadogs Boatbuilding program while an instructor at Radcliffe. He was the art director at Radcliff Creek School from 2004 until his retirement to paint full time in 2010.

In 2021, Jimmy founded the Choptank Tolomato Legacy Project (CTLP), a 501(c) (3) arts education, non- profit to bring historical and environmentally focused public arts experiences to rural communities of both the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and North East Florida. In 2022, CTLP facilitated the creation of a series of community created murals in the Chesapeake region. He has plans to bring this same energy and expertise in public arts to St. John’s County in the Fall of 2023.

Jimmy’s energetic painting style reveals life on the water, whether from the viewpoint of a working boat or the comfort of a beach chair. Bold colors and expressive brushstrokes bring to life his scenes of working boats, wildlife, docks and coastal towns, whether from the Eastern Shore or North East Florida. Jimmy lives with his wife, daughter and two dogs under the spacious limbs of old live oak trees in Elkton.