The Story of Body and Soul Painting

  For as long as I’ve loved to make art, I’ve loved to move. I have played sports, salsa danced, competed in triathlons, been a long-time rock climber, practiced yoga, become a personal trainer and got serious about CrossFit and more. The same year I decided to launch my art Read More …

1. Lay down with the monsters

There are days when self-doubt and the inner critique are powerful forces.  Together they form an insidious monster that chatters endlessly.  Lacking any imagination they use only destructive cliches: You aren’t good enough. You will never. You are only dreaming. Everyone else is already doing that. No one will pay Read More …

When Painting doesn’t “Work”

“What do you do when you are in a phase when you dislike everything you paint?” a workshop artist and participant asked me. Well, I struggle. I try not to beat myself up, but of course I do. I try not to quit, but I practice mini-quits and start again. Read More …

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 …

Fertility Adieu

When I receive this text: “Do you have a painting for a hysterectomy?” “Why, of course I do.” And then I said goodbye to this sweet painting this morning. SOLD. I love that she has a new home and love everything this painting gave me. Fertility by Marika Reinke This 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 …

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 …

Found in the River

  In a still moment, a blind hand reaches into the river to retrieve its sweet vision. Watercolor 16” x 12” $150 -SOLD   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 not Read More …

My Jungle

  My jungle is not green, Nor any quiet color. My jungle is not silent, Because she squeaks and yawns unlike an ordered universe. My jungle is not still, Its movement flows in winds and rivers. My jungle blooms, and swallows, sighs in heaves, it splatters and disconnects and re-puzzles. Read More …