Billy Reynolds has been creating provocative portraiture and figurative artwork for fifteen years. Billy received his masters degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004, and this invigorating graduate program set him on this creative trajectory of creating incisive and thought provoking artwork. He has exhibited throughout California, and has been in group shows in Chicago, Florida, Texas, New York City and London. His work is in private collections of prominent entertainment figures. He lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his girlfriend and twenty-two month old daughter. 
I am always interested in what lies beneath the surface. I create portraiture and figurative images to provoke.  I reveal the inner workings of the body, and the inner workings of the human psyche, by way of showing figurative works that range from what is seen by the eye to what is imagined by the mind, showing the exterior flesh cut away, revealing the inner workings of the body, and revealing all of the complicated muscles, tendons, arteries, fat and bone that lies within. The imagined figures explore the inner workings of the mind. 

My images start with any number of methods.  I've created sculptures out of clay to create my own models, I've taken photographs of myself for self portraiture, I've had people model for me, and I've created digital collages in Photoshop as reference to made up beings. 

Every piece of artwork is a very rewarding exploration.