Why Do Flowers Bother?

Sometimes, I think of flowers as simplistic, easy, everywhere, common and even obvious. And they are. AND they are joyful, life-affirming, creative and spontaneous acts and beings. They are little miracles of happiness sprinkled along our streets, on canvas and in vases in the kitchen. So common, essential and truly Read More …

Sunsets and Songs

Here, the sky sips sangria telling stories in melodies and songs. We listen with heart, skin, heat and dance with her again. Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 36” $950 USD CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect Read More …

Flowers and Water

A portrait of the rain Cannot escape a flower. Acrylic  16” x 12” $200 -Available Currently installed at Sage Brush Art Studio, Brasilito Costa Rica CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect your privacy and will Read More …

Still Motion

Still Motion Ever present movement and complete stillness. Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 48″ Marika Reinke This custom painting was a commission and is installed at a home in Las Catalinas resort at Playa Danta, Costa Rica.  CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events Read More …

Storm

A Story: There are  incredible storms in Costa Rica, but none match the one I’ve lately tended to inside. A little over two months ago, I left my burgeoning art career in Seattle to move to rural Costa Rica.  And my identity was lifted in the air and then…what? The storm and dissonance are my path now.  I Read More …

The Wise Little Sloth

Description This Wise Little Sloth has taught me to follow my path, play in the soulful, pay attention to signs, have faith in my craft and always stay true to myself.  This moment is almost always joyful.  Leave space for joy, there is no use forcing it, it will come. Watercolor Read More …

Mantas: A Love Story

There is no hope in understanding a marriage.  It is bound by love and faith, not analysis.  There is love in one another and more importantly love in what they create together. This home, this family, this feeling, this conversation, this intimacy, this strength, the gift giving, forgiveness and courage they Read More …

Working with Color & Life

This commission is taking me a long time to finish.  I make three decisions  and then I’m exhausted, and the paint needs to dry.  I walk away. As I work, I think about my client.  She has an irreversible and deadly disease.  This painting is for her life partner as Read More …

Unusual Weather (c) Marika Reinke

The specter of climate change is an underlying disquiet.  What unusual weather we are having is small talk, a subtle code and acknowledgement.  There is change emerging around a corner too sharp to see around. The question is not if it is a hoax or who caused it.  The real questions: What will humans Read More …

Draw a Blank

Truth: An artist comprehends no separation between art and life. But recently I learned that I subconsciously regard aspects of my art as separate. I have told myself this:  Writing is not painting.  But writing is most definitely art. In this way… When I decided to take the leap of faith and become a painter, I let Read More …