Whenever I walk along the beach, I am always in search of perfectly formed seashells.  Those that don't meet my standards are discarded.  One time, while visiting a beach in Galveston, Texas, I saw this particular drill shell in the wet sand.  Despite its ragged edges and holes, a beautiful, smooth column existed inside. Captivated, I wondered about the history of this protective layer of calcium carbonate and the soft creature that once lived inside. Perhaps imperfection is more interesting.

- Kristine Kainer

Broken Seashell

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Kristine Kainer
Georgetown, Texas

Getting to Know Kristine

For Kristine Kainer, recreating her emotional attachments to subject matter, whether a still-life or landscape, is paramount. Her goal is to emotionally trigger a response in the viewer. But, "this response does not need to replicate my own feelings; instead, I hope to make the viewer pause for a moment, reflect upon, then respond to my work in a personal, meaningful way."