ABOUT THE ARTIST | Kirk Reinert discovered at an early age that he had a natural talent for drawing. His cartoonist grandfather and animator uncle nurtured his artistic sensibilities, encouraging Reinert to let his imagination run wild. Driven by their influence and his creative spirit and sedulous dedication, Reinert became a self-taught painter and in 1978 graduated from the Cooper School of Art.
Upon graduation, Reinert worked in advertising as an illustrator and designer and after 3 1/2 years went on to establish his own studio. Reinert went on to become one of the leading illustrators in the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, creating numerous award winning, extensively exhibited and collected book covers. He also worked as a conceptual designer and art director on film and video projects and created album covers and toy and package design.
By the late 1980’s Reinert began shifting his energies more and more towards creating paintings solely as personal work and exhibiting them in galleries worldwide. In 1988, he mastered the lithographic printing process at the prestigious Atelier Ettinger in New York City, and created the plates for his first limited-edition print. Shortly thereafter, a unique artistic collaboration with designer and spiritual healer Lilli Farrell led to a long running and wildly popular series of paintings and embellished prints.
Today Reinert continues to delight viewers with his personal vision and special talent for infusing light and life into everything he creates.