Artist Don Reynolds graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, where he was encouraged to paint and draw by his professors. Eventually relocating to the Orlando area, Reynolds became a prominent local artist. Although he has created many awe-inspiring murals throughout the Orlando area, Reynolds considers himself first and foremost a sculptor.
In 2007, he created the iconic cast bronze knight with lance on horseback statue located outside the main entrance to the UCF Bright House stadium. He has also worked on many other projects such as carving doors and furniture for former Disney executive Dick Nunis, creating various sculptures that were on display at the Mercado on International Drive, and a sculpture for the lobby of the old Barnett building.
Reynolds enjoys adding variety to his work and creates commissioned murals every few years. Most notably, he painted the floral scene on the wall of the library parking garage in downtown Orlando, the wave of communications polyptych on the downtown Orlando AT&T building, and the homage to citrus’ heyday on the Winter Garden Heritage Museum.
Giant flowers, vines, and animals sprout from the wall of the library parking garage in downtown Orlando. This mural, originally painted by artist Don Reynolds in the early 1990’s, is soon to be covered by the new 22-story high rise called Modera Central located at 150 E. Central Blvd, which will be home to Downtown Orlando’s University club as well as hundreds of new apartments. See if you can spot all of the animals hidden throughout the mural.