Dean Reynolds was born in Los Angeles, California, where he later performed on stage and screen. He went on to get his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at Northern Kentucky University and his masters degree at Arizona State University.
His work is influenced by science fiction, fantasy, fables, myths and fairy tales. His work in the entertainment field also finds its way into the work. There are homages to Surrealism (Dali and Magritte), Lewis Carroll and The Wizard of Oz. In the end they are windows to his take on the world.