Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scenes from Art Night in Venice

I joined forces with Will Leather Goods at their flagship Venice store for their inaugural "Art Night" on November 22. Special thanks to Tim Chan and the Will staff for hosting me, and to all the friends who made it a fun and special evening of art and fashion.

The exhibition included over a dozen cloudscape and aerial view paintings from my Aero Series PLUS a live, in-store demo of me painting the latest in the series. Enjoy scenes from "Art Night" @ Will Leather Goods here:

Something exciting is happening in there! The view of Will from world famous Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Aero No. 33 (Mountainscape) greeted visitors to Art Night.
It was a lot of fun integrating my paintings throughout the store. Here's Aero No. 6 hanging out behind the counter.
Live painting about to go down!
The beginning stage of my newest, Aero No. 14 (Miami -> Madrid)
Aero No. 25 (Barcelona Sky) and Aero No. 39 (Powerlines)
Making progress...
Aero 2014.3 (LA Sky)
Spreading it on thick! I made the switch from painting with brushes to exclusively using palette knives about 1 1/2 years ago and haven't looked back since.
Getting extra encouragement from my fiancé, Rachel.
The base colors are all there. Will have to finish this one up in private in the studio. Stay tuned!
Aero No. 14 (Miami -> Madrid) | Acrylic on birch panel | 46" x 23"

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Go Behind The Scene with LA Artist Reyes on Nov 22

I'm very excited to share I've teamed up with Will Leather Goods in Venice, CA for a special "Meet & Greet PLUS Live Painting Demo By The Artist In Store"

Selections from the Aero Series will be on display throughout the store and I will be creating a larger Aeroscape live in front of the crowd that night. 

Stand back, because the paint will be flyin'.

More info coming soon, but for now, please save the date:

Saturday | November 22 | 6 – 9PM
Will Leather Goods
1360 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice CA 90291

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blue Skies, Great Art & Good People in Beverly Hills

What a weekend in Beverly Hills! Happy to have been juried into the Fall 2014 edition of Southern California's largest, and longest running, art fair. Great crowds all weekend, and great artists all around. Enjoy some of the scenes from the show here.

Ready to unwrap in Beverly Hills.

Proud Painter. Majestic Madrid.
More About This Painting HERE.
Cities. (L-R) LA Dawn, Madrid, LA Dusk.

Booth View 1 
Booth View II, featuring "Aero 11A (Freeway)" and "Aero 11C (SFO Descent)". 
Skies. Selections from the Aero Series.
Fans & Friends!
Cloudscapes and Aerial Mountain Views.
Family! With my sister, Terri, and "Madrid No. 1".
LA Skyline (Dusk) No. 1
Archival pigment print on canvas.
The cityscape that launched them all. 

With friends Cveti and Alissa.
Thanks everyone for stopping by, your encouragement, and your purchases!

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Cities & Skies" Take Flight In Beverly Hills This Weekend

Thrilled is probably not strong enough of a word to describe my excitement at being accepted to exhibit at the Beverly Hills Art Show the weekend of Oct. 18 & 19. This is Southern California's largest, and longest running art show.

I'm presenting new selections from my Urbanica Series ("Cities") and Aero Series ("Skies"). And there's more! At 3pm on Saturday Oct. 18, I am hosting an official walk through of my exhibit, featuring my latest painting, "Madrid No. 1". It is by far, the most ambitious and challenging painting I've ever attempted, and may be my best to date. If you live in greater Los Angeles, I'd love to share how this labor of love came into existence.

Your Invitation...
Reyes Fine Art Is On The Map!
A closeup detail of "Madrid No. 1"
More of Madrid by night awaits you in Beverly Hills.
Reyes Fine Art | Booth #111
Santa Monica Blvd between Rodeo Drive and Beverly (Parking Info)
Oct 18 & 19 | 10am - 5pm Both Days
SPECIAL EVENT: 3:00PM | Saturday Oct. 18 | Personal Tour of Cities & Skies by Brad Reyes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Show Season in Full Stride

Scenes from the 3rd edition of the Culver City Art Show held on Sep. 20 & 21. It was a spectacular weekend and many new friends and fans were made at this event. But…it's only the warmup for a busy fall with the Beverly Hills Art Show (Event Info) taking center stage Oct. 18 & 19.

Ready to unwrap!
Reyes Fine Art Presents…. 
…and Skies
A really terrific show and fun time!
More color than ever in my display!
The sun setting on the Culver Show…next up? Beverly Hills. See you there! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The End of An Era, The Start of a New

Moving. What can I say?

Beyond the physical and mental challenge of moving, my studio relocation from 6th Street to the new one at Hill Street was surprisingly emotional. So much history, so much change in my style and approach, so much new art conceived and made there. It affected me deeply. As I begin to establish the new workspace on Hill Street, I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to the one I've called my artistic home the past 6 years.

Getting ready to transition the studio from work mode to gallery mode for an open studio event in 2012.
An eerie scene around 1:30AM as the studio empties. July 15, 2014.
Back to the start. July 21, 2014.
Another view of the studio in full production mode circa 2012.
A whole other perspective on July 21, 2014. 
Serenity the night before an open studio event circa 2010. 
The sun sets on 6th Street.
The sun rises on Hill Street. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Making My Move. New Studio and New Art To Come.

The ease with which I found and leased this space, and the good vibes of the building and inside Unit #117 itself, suggest this was a match that was meant to be.

The layout, size, and location of this studio will facilitate so many things: creating much larger city and sky paintings, sculpting more, teaching art classes, and of course hosting the annual Reyes Fine Art Open Studio show for collectors, family and friends. Stay tuned!

High Ceilings, Skylight, Private Bath. Count me in!
Doing a little space planning…can't wait to finish "moving" and get down to "making"!

Missed The Culver City Art Show? A Taste of the Exhibit For You

Following the success of the first "Affair of the Arts" last September, I was invited to exhibit again along with 60 other artists June 7-8, 2014 in beautiful Culver City, CA.

The turnout was great, and the Southern California weather even better, for the festival. An engaged and enthused crowd came and sincere thanks to all the new people I met, and the friends and family who always support me at these events.

"New York No. 4 (Empire)" and "Aero No. 39 (Powerlines)"
Detroit No. 1 and Aero No. 32 (LA After The Rain)
Clouds Above, Earth Below:
Aero No. 9
Aero No. 8
Aero No. 5
Aero No. 4 
A summer working in Montreal and more recent trip to the top of the Hancock Tower in Chicago inspired these :
Montreal No. 2
Chicago No. 3
San Francisco No. 2
Aero No. 11A
New York No. 2
Thanks Clark & Erin for stopping by!
Until next time…thanks for looking!