Art has been a part of my life since I began painting at the age of 12. 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 abstract nature of my paintings allows for the viewer of the piece to put her or himself in the scene or imagery in a way that doesn’t restrict the viewer’s to a single location or time in their life. 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 she divides her studio time between her studio in Canyon Lake, Texas and her studio near Waco, Texas.
Kay Reinke’s training and unique experiences, along with extensive range of influences, have resulted in a vitality and richness in her paintings.