Reynaldo Quinn is an artist and art educator originating from Newark, New Jersey. After receiving his degree in Fine Arts from Seton Hall University, he relocated to Washington DC to pursue his Masters degree in art education at American University. He started painting large scale, child friendly & educational themed murals during his undergraduate years while working as a teacher’s assistant in a special needs class. Inspired by the students he serviced, Reynaldo began to study the effects of color selection and how positive images can influence mood and behavior, stimulate the brain and even affect a child’s health. He also found that exposure to certain colors can improve sleep habits, increase memory power and even enhance academic performance. He believed murals would have excellent benefits for the growing minds and bodies of his students. Soon after donating his first mural to his childhood pre school, Reynaldo was commissioned to create murals for other schools, community centers and children’s entertainment centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Upon relocating to Washington DC, he continued to create murals and share his knowledge with his students, who have since created and donated several community service mural projects over the past seven years. Some donation sites include Howard University Hospital’s Cancer Center and Genealogy research department, DC Central Kitchen, DC Scores and Words, Beats and Life. Reynaldo continues to pursue his career as an Artist and Educator teaching studio art lessons and mural workshops through his art enrichment company QuinnEssential Arts.