Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

Craig Reynolds was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and was taught by his father at an early age to draw and paint.

As a young man, Craig learned a deep appreciation for the outdoors, old farms, and barnacle-laden harbors with their history told by well-worn scars and patina earned from years of hard work. His father taught him to use his talents to record these memories with paint and canvas. Craig began painting professionally in 1984 while also maintaining his professional career. He began his full-time professional art business in 2005.

Craig travels extensively, participating in Plein air competitions, paint-outs, and painting excursions across the United States and abroad.


Along with teaching a local mentoring program in his hometown of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Craig also travels around the south teaching Plein air and studio workshops.

Artists on Location Plein Air Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also received Third Place in the Fort Myers Beach Paint the Beach Plein Air Competition, an award for Exceptional Body of Work in the 2018 Paint Annapolis Plein Air Competition in MD, Honorable Mention at the 2018 Artists on Location Plein Air Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, Third Place Award in the 2018 Shadows on the Teche Plein Air Competition in New Iberia, Louisiana.

In addition, Craig has been published by Plein-Air Magazine and his oil paintings hang in many private collections in the United States and abroad.

Piece by Craig Reynolds

Join Craig as one of the juried artists for this year’s Paint Annapolis Plein air festival. Learn more at

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