A Legacy… to me

There are people that are always giving. The kind of person who stops what they are doing and very gently focuses all their attention on you, because, you are there, and obviously important.  That kind of full service attention is special and rare. It is expressively loving.  These people are always Read More …

Wonderland is Epically Entertaining

It is not an exaggeration when I say I have been painting, painting and painting for the last few months.  I have been painting inside and outside.  I have had paint all over myself, paint cans, brushes, the living room floor, on old wooden panels, concrete blocks and on canvas.  I have 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Beauty is…

Like any artist or lover, I love Beauty. But here’s a challenge: define Beauty.  And why does it matter? I intuit Beauty is important to the human experience. I’m sure some happiness researcher has done a study that shows Beauty is important to cultivating happiness.  And geesh, happiness is so important these days that Read More …