Kay Reinke

Art has been a part of her life since the age of 12, when her mother would drive her on Saturdays to take art lessons at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. As the daughter of a journalist, who was also a cartoonist for the Army newspaper during WW II, she was always encouraged in her artistic efforts.

The fluid nature of paints fascinates her and drives her to give up her brushes to pour, layer, and drip the paint. The abstract nature of her 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. She wants her 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 time between her central Texas studio near Waco, Texas and her studio at Canyon Lake, in the hill country of Texas. In early 2016 she was part of a three woman show at the Waco Art Center and, in the summer, a two woman show at the Waco Arboretum. In November she will be part of “Art Al Fresco” exhibition in Waco and in January, 2017, she has been invited be part of the Alamo Kiwanis annual Charity Art Show and Sale at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX

She has been published in four recent books/magazines:   September 2016 Incite 4, Best of Mixed Media book; 2015 AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs! book; 2014 featured Artist, “Visual Language,” magazine Vol 3 #1; 2013 featured Artist, “Songs from the Valley,” magazine Vol 6 #12. She has won awards for her paintings in competitions such as: “Art in the Garden” at Fort Worth Botanical Gardens; Bold Brush Competition, Best Abstract; Greater New Braunfels Contribution to the Arts, Individual Award; Candidate for Artist of the Year (two years), and New Braunfels Art Gallery.