As a child in a military family, Kristine Kainer spent her formative years moving
frequently along the Eastern Seaboard. She graduated from The College of
William and Mary with a degree in Art History and high hopes. Unfortunately,
job opportunities were few and unfulfilling. Returning to school, she earned a
Master’s of Education degree from George Mason University, and began a career
teaching mathematics in the northern Virginia area.
When an opportunity arose to buy her husband’s grandfather’s 1928 farm in rural
Texas, she and her small family left the hustle and bustle of the Washington, DC
area to experience a slower, calmer pace of life. During this time of semi-
isolation and reflection, her creative spark was ignited in the form of painting.
Self-taught, Kainer specialize in oils. Her subject matter focuses on long-time
passions: food, all things coastal, and the natural beauty found in her
surroundings. Her works are found in both public and private collections
nationally and internationally as well as group and solo exhibitions throughout
the United States. Kainer lives and works in both Georgetown and Schulenburg,
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