Lainee K is an Abstract Expressionist that uses mixed media to communicate her inner reality and the universal emotions and feelings
that make us all human. She paints her internal landscape, including the people that live there and their feelings about life.
Lainee graduated from the University of San Diego with a psychology degree. She first had her introduction to art at USD and started
to see that the ideas she had about talent, and specifically, that she didn’t think she had any, were very misguided. She realized that
hard work and passion were very often disguised as what most people call talent. She then continued her self-study of all art mediums
for the next 20+ years. She embraced the Picasso quote, “It took me a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Her goal is to take abstract concepts, such as Joy, Sadness, Anger, Loneliness, Doubt and Fear, to name a few, and turn them into
visual representations that may be relatable. We are all connected through our emotions. She believes all emotions are powerful and
should be felt and acknowledged, not just those feelings on the positive side of the spectrum. Her hope is that openly discussing
difficult topics can assist people in dealing with them. Loss, Sorrow, Bullying, Self-Harm, Anger, Hatred, Anxiety, Fear, Loneliness are
all things we feel, experience, witness and overcome. If we bring them into the light, they may have just a little less power over us.
She has recently begun painting murals. Her goal is to paint a mural in every major city across the United States. Her goal is to create
every emotion possible, huge and for everyone to see so that people know they are not alone. She would like to further her studies in
Art Therapy to work with Teenagers and Veterans or anyone that cannot easily sit down and verbally communicate their problems.