Kay Reinke - 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. 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.”