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Artist Kay Reinke


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Biography


 
Art has been a part of my life since the age of 12, when my mother would drive me on Saturdays to take lessons at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.  We often spent summer days on the beaches of Texas. Both of these activities in my youth set a foundation for my paintings.  As the daughter of a journalist, who was also a cartoonist for the Army newspaper during WW II, I was always encouraged in my artistic efforts.
    The fluid nature of paints fascinates me and drives me to pour, layer, and drip the paint. The abstract nature of my paintings allows the viewer of the piece to put her or himself in the imagery in a way that isn’t restricted to a single location or time.  I want my paintings to suggest experiences and feelings in a way that sparks viewers’ imaginations, draws them into the paintings and makes them want to stay. As Oscar Wilde once said, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
     Currently I divide my time between my central Texas studio near Waco, Texas and my studio at Canyon Lake, in the hill country of Texas. My training and unique experiences, along with extensive range of influences, have resulted in a vitality and richness in my paintings. My awards and publications, as well as my enthusiastic collectors are evidences of my love of painting.
 
Publications
    2016       Incite 4, Best of Mixed Media  book, Selected Artist, September 2016
    2015       AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs! book, Selected artist, published March, 2015
    2014       Featured Artist, “Visual Language,” Vol 3 #1, Jan 2014
    2013       Featured Artist, “Songs from the Valley,” Vol 6 #12, Dec 2013
 
Selected Awards, Honors (since 2010)
     2015      Art in the Garden, Ft Worth [...]

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