William Rainey was born in Joplin, Missouri on October 21, 1943. Rainey’s acrylic on canvas paintings grasps the imagination and transforms it to everyday life, emotions, and beliefs. The paintings move into the subconscious much like improvisational jazz, melding reality and fiction with a fascinating journey of color, movement, and shapes. Rainey received his first art award 52 years ago and since has attended Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO and the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Masters Program. William Rainey’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. Select corporate collectors include Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO, Data Systems International, Kansas City, MO, Restaurant Management Company, Wichita, KS, Missouri Bank, Kansas City, MO, Lanard Toys Ltd., Hong Kong, and The Conafay Group, Washington, DC.