Kristine Kainer, Georgetown, Schulenburg Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement “Wanderlust” is a word often used to describe award-winning artist Kristine Scharf Kainer. Born in North Carolina, Kristine led the lifestyle of a typical military dependent. Her father, an officer in the United States Marine Corps, was transferred frequently throughout the East Coast. The family eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. area. These formative years would later ignite an artistic spark…
In 1986, Kristine graduated from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Though she dabbled in art for relaxation, she never considered using her talents professionally. Instead, she earned her M.Ed. from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and pursued a career as a mathematics teacher.
After marriage, Kristine’s wanderlust returned. Entranced by the natural beauty of Central Texas, she and her husband purchased his father's family homestead in rural Schulenburg to enjoy a slower pace of life while raising their young daughter.
A new lifestyle enabled Kristine to become a full-time artist. Her specialties include oils, acrylics, and charcoal. Additionally, she offers private lessons to persons of all ages and abilities in Georgetown and Schulenburg and teaches summer art camp in Fayetteville, TX. As for her wanderlust, it appears to be finally sated—or is it?