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Kristine Kainer
Georgetown, TX

About the Artist

Kristine Kainer grew up in a military family and spent her formative years moving to new and diverse locations 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 did not meet her creative goals. After several uninspiring jobs, she earned her Master's degree from George Mason University to pursue a career teaching mathematics. It was during this time that she developed a passion for food (especially shellfish) and began to admire the rustic charm and simplicity of life from a bygone era….

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About the Artist

Kristine Kainer grew up in a military family and spent her formative years moving to new and diverse locations 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 did not meet her creative goals. After several uninspiring jobs, she earned her Master’s degree from George Mason University to pursue a career teaching mathematics. It was during this time that she developed a passion for food (especially shellfish) and began to admire the rustic charm and simplicity of life from a bygone era.

In 2003, Kristine, her husband, and their young daughter moved to rural Texas. There they experienced a slower pace of life while living on a small, weathered, 1920s family farm. During this time, Kristine’s creative spark was reignited in the form of painting.

Self-taught, Kristine specializes in oils. Her subject matter focuses on her long-time loves: food, seashells, vintage everyday items, and the occasional seascape. Her works are found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. She and her family currently reside in Georgetown (near Austin) and Schulenburg where they enjoy the urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles of Texas—with, of course, the occasional jaunt to the seaside.

Artist’s Work

Beach
Oyster shell
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Oyster Shell

By Kristine Kainer

Mussel shells 2
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Mussel Shells

By Kristine Kainer

Sand dollar 3
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Sand Dollar

By Kristine Kainer

Lobster bubble bath
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Lobster Bubble Bath

By Kristine Kainer

Oyster shells
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Oyster Shells

By Kristine Kainer

Abalone shells
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Abalone Shells

By Kristine Kainer

Stranded on the outer banks
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Waiting

By Kristine Kainer

Making waves
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Making Waves

By Kristine Kainer

Crab
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Crab

By Kristine Kainer

Clam shells
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Clam Shells

By Kristine Kainer

Conch shell 2
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Conch Shell

By Kristine Kainer

Portland head lighthouse
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Portland Head Lighthouse

By Kristine Kainer

Quietude
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The Calm Before the Storm

By Kristine Kainer

Blue crab no 2
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Blue Crab No. 2

By Kristine Kainer

Blue crab
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Blue Crab

By Kristine Kainer

Blue crab 4
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Blue Crab

By Kristine Kainer

Clam shell 1
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Clam Shell #1

By Kristine Kainer

Oyster 2
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Oyster Shell #2

By Kristine Kainer

Abalone shell
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Abalone Shell

By Kristine Kainer

Sand dollar 2 2
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Sand Dollar #2

By Kristine Kainer

Starfish 2
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Starfish

By Kristine Kainer

Sand dollar 2
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Sand Dollar

By Kristine Kainer

The jetty
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The Jetty

By Kristine Kainer

Clam shell 2
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Clam Shell #2

By Kristine Kainer

Food
Oyster on the half shell
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Oyster on the Half Shell

By Kristine Kainer

Supermarket sushi
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Supermarket Sushi

By Kristine Kainer

Free at last 2
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Free at Last!

By Kristine Kainer

Chuck wagon salsa
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Chuck Wagon Salsa

By Kristine Kainer

Upscale supermarket sushi
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Upscale Supermarket Sushi

By Kristine Kainer

Cracked egg
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Cracked Egg

By Kristine Kainer

Stone crab claw
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Stone Crab Claw

By Kristine Kainer

Pear on crate
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Pear on Crate

By Kristine Kainer

Oysters on the half shell 2
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Oysters on the Half Shell

By Kristine Kainer

Frying egg
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Frying Egg

By Kristine Kainer

Two fried eggs
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Two Fried Eggs

By Kristine Kainer

Sunny side up eggs
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Sunny Side Up Eggs

By Kristine Kainer

Canning jars
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Canning Jars

By Kristine Kainer

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

By Kristine Kainer

Clambake
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Clambake

By Kristine Kainer

Fried egg
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Fried Egg

By Kristine Kainer

Bacon and eggs
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Bacon and Eggs

By Kristine Kainer

Artichoke half
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Artichoke Half

By Kristine Kainer

Cracked brown egg
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Cracked Brown Egg

By Kristine Kainer

Crawfish boil
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Crawfish Boil

By Kristine Kainer

Sports
Baseball
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Baseball

By Kristine Kainer

Landscapes
Prickly pear cactus
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Prickly Pear Cactus

By Kristine Kainer

Winter silence
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Winter Silence

By Kristine Kainer

Hill country bluebonnets
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Hill Country Bluebonnets

By Kristine Kainer

Windmill 2
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Windmill

By Kristine Kainer

Cars
Vintage edsel
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Vintage Edsel

By Kristine Kainer

Holiday/Seasonal
Partridge in a pear tree
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Partridge in a Pear Tree

By Kristine Kainer

Selected Exhibitions

  • Art Center of Corpus Christi
    Corpus Christi, TX, 2017
  • Breckenridge Fine Arts Center
    Breckenridge, TX, 2016
  • SEAD Gallery
    Bryan, TX, 2016
  • Magpie Springs
    Hope Forest, South Australia, 2016
  • Uptown Downtown Gallery
    Dallas (Rockwall), TX, 2015

Press and Accolades

  • Artbook Archive app - Texas Artbook
    July, 2013
  • Contemporary Fine Artists, Int. 3rd Place
    February, 2013
  • Artists to Watch, Visual Language
    August, 2014

Education

  • George Mason University, M.Ed.
    Fairfax, VA,1996 
  • The College of William and Mary, B.A.
    Williamsburg, VA,1986