A native of Pennsylvania, Dave Reinbold grew up in a neighborhood of brick homes, fenced-in yards, open fields and alleyways. His love of drawing and light began at a very early age, coloring with crayons and experimenting with small tins of watercolor on lined paper. His preschool years were spent daydreaming in front of a dining room window in his parents’ home, sitting and watching sunlight as it moved and changed objects and surfaces from mysterious hidden obscurity to objects and surfaces bathed in light. Dave’s fascination with light, line and air continued throughout his school years, and with a strong foundation in drawing, he found an expressive outlet of communication. In undergraduate and graduate school, Dave further honed his skills as a draughtsman and painter. His work has garnered awards and has made its way into private and museum collections.
“My Passion is for light, whether it be streaming through a window, cutting across an open field or illuminating a group of trees in the early morning. My drawings are about light and air and the sensuality of the drawing hand moving across the paper. They express a feeling of the time of day and those fleeting moments of brilliance.”