J Reynolds Dail received an AA in Advertising Art (precursor to Graphics) at Pierce College, Woodland Hills before moving to Northern California where she attended California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC, now called California College of the Arts, CCA) and received her BFA in 1982. She moved to Everett, WA, while raising a family and rekindled her love of art with numerous workshops by local acrylic artist Angela Bandurka. J Reynolds Dail then began taking continuous studies in drawing and painting in oils ranging from portraits to still life to en plein air at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. She hones her skills by taking a workshop every summer hosted by the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studios with Master Artists such as Rose Frantzen, James Tennison, Sean Cheetham, and Kathleen Speranza.
In 2018 J Reynolds Dail founded the Plein Air Painters of Everett and Beyond to enable local painters to gather to paint outdoors in Spring through Autumn in various parts of Everett and surrounding areas.
J Reynolds Dail has shown her work locally at Anthony’s Woodfire Grill solo exhibit, Fisherman’s Grill, Zippy Cafe solo exhibit, Petite Sweet Bakery solo exhibit, Lynnwood Library juried in solo exhibit, Red Cup Cafe solo exhibit, and Robert Drewel Building juried in solo exhibit as well as four annual Twitter Art Exhibits held in Norway and the UK. Her work is in private collections in Dubuque, Iowa; Maquoketa, IA; Pella, IA; North Devon, UK; Austin, TX; Moss, Norway, and Everett, WA.