Artist Bio

Abel Reynoso’s love for art developed during his childhood and continued throughout his life. Although he never received any formal art training, he developed his unique self-taught style while working with great artists in Europe and Latin America. A different kind of artist, Abel was always as comfortable with a gun as with a paintbrush. After graduating from college he joined the Los Angeles Police Department and eventually moved on to a career with the federal government. While pursuing his profession, Abel continued to paint fusing his artistic talent and knowledge of law enforcement and military operations to create a distinctive art style. His first painting was commissioned by the LAPD for the 1984 Olympic Games. With over thirty years of experience as a law enforcement professional, Abel travelled the world working and training with the best specialized police and military units acquiring a vast amount of expertise. This is why as an artist he specializes in police and military art. His work is widely published in books, magazines and periodicals. Abel’s artwork is prominently displayed in many police and military television shows and movies. Several of his murals, paintings and lithographs decorate, among others, the walls of the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI Academy. His prints hang in federal buildings, police departments and embassies around the world. Abel has created artwork for a long list of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshal, U.S Customs Service, Federal Air Marshal Service, ATF, ICE, CBP, DHS, the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, are among his most notable clients.