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Mineke Reinders was born and raised in the Netherlands. After a brief career in another field, she moved to the United States, where she studied fine art. She graduated with a BA in Art (summa cum laude) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 1995.

Ever since then she has continued to develop her painting skills, primarily in watercolor, with a preference for painting the landscape in all its forms. Her inspiration comes mainly from painters of the Haagse School and the Leidse School as well as other artists of that period, because of their unparalleled mastery in conveying mood and atmosphere in the landscape.

Mineke has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States, as well as in Turkey, where she also lived for a time. After living abroad for nearly thirty years, Mineke returned to her native province of Drenthe in 2015 . Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in many countries.


Mineke Reinders painting a watercolor

Mineke’s paintings give me a BIG problem:  I have trouble choosing just One. Texture, tiny details. composition, colors, atmosphere… make each something special with which to live.
Patricia Langfeldt

We are eclectic art lovers who wanted to have the two Görlitz watercolors where we see them most often.  Their contours and colors give us a sense of this place on the border between worlds with its extraordinary past and dreamy present.
The sense we get  goes deeper than any objective description.
Andrew and Veronika Weeks


Solo Exhibitions

February-March 2011:
Suluboya ve guaj resim sergisi
Watercolor & gouache painting exhibition
Solo exhibition
Turkish-American Association
Ankara, Turkey

November 2010:
Gördüğüm kadarıyla: Mineke Reinders’ın Suluboya Resimleri ile Türkiye’den Sahneler
Solo exhibition
Suna Çokgür Ilıcak Sanat Galerisi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ankara, Turkey
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
Solo exhibition
Vehbi Koç ve Ankara Araştırmaları Merkezi (VEKAM)
Ankara, Turkey
Pre-2007:
Various group shows and solo shows
Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, USA
Noord-Sleen, the Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

3-30 May 2016:
Impresiones Naturalistas
Espacio Cultural Las Tablas
International group exhibition
Madrid, Spain

21 april-15 May 2016:
Fabriano in Acquarello
International group exhibition
Fabriano, Italy
23 April-17 May 2015:
Fabriano in Acquarello
International group exhibition
Fabriano, Italy
17 January-12 April 2015:
Von uns für Sie! From us for you!
International group exhibition
Kunstatelier-Galerie Kontraste
Erwitte/Horn, Germany
October 2012-January 2013:
Kunst Verbindet! El arte une! Art unites!
Group exhibition
Kunstatelier-Galerie Kontraste
Erwitte/Horn, Germany

April 2009:
Womanly touches on paper II
Group exhibition
Bilkent University Library Art Gallery
Ankara, Turkey
May-June 2007:
Two person exhibition with Sheila Asbell-Allen
Studio 222
Bloomington, Illinois, USA