Reinike works include his Fields series that centers around a celebration of natural forms, a Transition series that is essentially abstract, the Essence series that is figurative and his Arch series that uses symbols to weave stories within the paintings. The various series sometimes overlap as the artist brings his vision to the canvas.

Reinike works in a variety of mediums. Before embarking on a large painting, he may prepare a watercolor or gouache study. His larger works are usually executed in oil on canvas although he does occasionally work with acrylic.

Although he is best known as a painter, Reinike is also a master metalsmith. His early formal training was as a sculptor at LSU where he earned his degree in Philosophy with minors in art and ancient Greek language. He has created murals in pewter as well as functional objects and jewelry.


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