Kent Ullberg, as quoted by Todd Wilkinson in Wildlife Art Journal:
"The wonderful product that comes from her experience is an immediate sense of place in her paintings."
Mineke Reinders was born and raised in the Netherlands, and moved to the United States in 1986. After a career in another field, she attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she graduated with a B.A. in Art in 1995.
Mineke has exhibited her work since the early ’90s in a variety of group shows and one person exhibits in the United States, Europe and Turkey. Her paintings can be found in private and public collections in many countries. She maintains a studio in Bloomington, Illinois.
"Cities, towns and landscapes form the primary inspiration for my paintings. I am especially drawn to the humble, ordinary situations of daily life, to old houses, and to the way that light can transform a landscape into something suddenly magical. Watercolor's transparent nature is especially suited to conveying the effects of light, while the opaque medium of gouache can lend substance and solidity to a painting. I like to use both, alone or together, depending on the subject and atmosphere."
"I have been fortunate to travel extensively and to live in a number of countries. Besides the United States and my native Holland, I have lived in Italy, Turkey, and most recently, Germany. These and many other countries provide an endless source of inspiration.
October 2012-January 2013
Kunst Verbindet! El arte une! Art unites!
Suluboya ve guaj resim sergisi
Watercolor & gouache painting exhibition
Gördüğüm kadarıyla: Mineke Reinders'ın Suluboya Resimleri ile Türkiye'den Sahneler
Suna Çokgür Ilıcak Sanat Galerisi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Womanly touches on paper II
Bilkent University Library Art Gallery
September 2009-Spring 2010
Her Mevsime Suluboya: Mineke Reinders'ın Gözüyle Eski Şehir ve Ankara Kalesi
Watercolors for All Seasons: The Old City and the Ankara Citadel According to Mineke Reinders
Vehbi Koç ve Ankara Araştırmaları Merkezi (VEKAM)