In Need of a Guide

Early one morning, I walked up an urban Queen Anne hill about 50 feet behind a blind man with a walking stick.  I have seen this man many times.  I remember his independence and courage.  He regularly walks up this busy hill to his work, home, or office.  This was Read More …

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 …

The Next Party

The Next Party There is no better party than the present. Watercolor 16″ x 12″ BUY Original is Available $149 Limited Edition Prints are Available $49 Shop Here Contact marika@marikareinke.com

The Gift

Silly joy Sweet tears Steaming fear Spitting anger Deep gratitude Quietude We witness The Gift. Acrylic on Canvas  Diptych 2 x 16” x 20” $350 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 your privacy and Read More …

Blocking the Light

Obstructed light halts the stubborn scuttle. Then, gently draw a different map. Acrylic 24″ x 30″ $500 Donated to the Black and White fundraising auction 2016 for CEPIA, Guanacaste, 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. 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 …

Sueños, el Deseo y el Tesoro

Tension; boundless dreams and stirring desire. Breaking; a thunderous crack of a heart opening. Transformation; ever-changing treasure found.   Acrylic on Canvas 72” x 54” (c) Marika Reinke 2016   -Available Currently installed at Sage Brush Art Studio, Brasilito Costa Rica CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Read More …

Jewels, Dreams and Metaphors

These are beautiful one-of-a-kind original watercolor painting necklaces. They sparkle, a luscious punch of style, like jewels but crafted with iridescent, gold, silver and vivid luxurious pigments. Practically, they are durably sealed to outlast Costa Rican heat and water (please don’t put them in the laundry though!). Ultimately, they are meaningful gifts that seal friendship, memories, love and self. Read More …

The Paintings I Carry

One week left in Seattle and then we hop on the plane for a new adventure in Costa Rica.  Mostly, packing has consisted of purging, the getting rid of and lightening, but I’m willing to carry a few items for sentimental reasons.  I will paint in Costa Rica.  I’m packing all my paints but I Read More …