Kristine Kainer grew up in a military family and spent her formative years on the East Coast. She graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Art History and high hopes. Unfortunately, job opportunities were few. She returned to school, earned a Master’s degree from George Mason University, and began a career teaching mathematics.
In 2003, Kristine, her husband, and their young daughter moved to rural Texas. There they experienced a slower pace of life while living on a small, 1920s family farm. During this time, Kristine’s creative spark was ignited in the form of painting.
Self-taught, Kristine specializes in oils. Her subject matter focuses on her long-time loves: food, all things “beachy”, and the natural beauty found in her surroundings. Her works are found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. She and her family currently reside in the Austin suburb of Georgetown and Schulenburg where they enjoy the urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles of Texas—with, of course, the occasional jaunt to the beach.