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Mercury Bay Art Escape Studio Tour

Totally love prepping for the studio tour coming up, alllows me to be free and having to work fast is actually somethng I enjoy, the pressure of ‘just doing it, working to a timeline’ makes me take risks I perhaps wouldnt when I have ‘all the time in the world’
My biggest ‘fear’ with my art…. getting stuck. *insert horror face* I dont fear having a ‘block’, dont mind that at all, just the Uinverse telling me to have a break & look at things in a different way,…. but simply not changing, not evolving, ,,, doing the same thing over and over- slow death to me. This is why you will see I have many styles, and I am always trying different things, using dfferent mediums, swinging from one thing to another, and then dipping back and forth, mixing it up. To be painting the same way & style that I was 2 years ago, 5 yrs ago, actually gives me a clenching feeling , a tightness in my belly lol! This Gemini nees constant change, and a feeling of lightness, and movement (its an AIR sign after all 🙂 !!) Dont get me wrong, I LOVE my fine detailing, native fusion of marks, symbols, patterns all flowing together as one, … my oceanic, nature, cultural, cosmic, themes,…. for me, to stretch & grow is about throwing somehting onto the canvas id never normally do /use,.. then seeing how that FEELS, good? not quite right? indifferent? I wait for the passion, the adrenalin rush, then I know Im onto something and suddenly its all going so fast I literally cant stop it.

MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE – self drive STUDIO TOUR
March 3/4 & 10/11

 

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Another Large Commission 

This 4 piece painting , 2m x 2m is off to the Bahamas once done.

Each panel is 1m square.

My buyers live on a canal , and wanted all the colours of the water and sky. Their inspiration was my ‘Legend’ series.

I’m using acrylics and inks, and am about 3/4 way through at this point.

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2018 CALENDAR Buy here – Reina Cottier Art

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My 2018 Calendar is now available!

Featuring 12 images of both my new style of the mixed media/ collage,
as well as my other style of the fine detailing.

Pages are A4 size, 300gsm photocard.
Great for saving as 12 separate small prints afterwards.

I can ship worldwide.

BUY CALENDAR HERE

 

 

 

USA / Canada BUY 2018 CALENDAR HERE:

To ship to USA or CANADA. Price is in US$ & includes shipping. You will have a chance to review your order before purchase.

$28.50

 

EUROPE / UK BUY CALENDAR HERE

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$28.50

 

 

AUSTRALIA BUY CALENDAR HERE (AU$)

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A$30.00

 

NEW ZEALAND BUY CALENDAR HERE (NZ$) (cost INCL shipping)

To ship to New Zealand Buy Here Price is in NZ$ & includes shipping. You will have a chance to review your order before purchase:

NZ$22.00

 

 

Or my  ETSY Shop link for CALENDAR PURCHASE HERE:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/269137268/calendar-2018-reina-cottier-art

 

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PERU & BOLIVIA- art inspiration

I have just returned from 2 weeks in Peru, and 2 days in Bolivia. An epic adventure, non stop experiences, a visual feast, awesome people, not really adequate words available to describe the experience, or feeling one has whilst there. Vibrancy, depth, history, passion, sacred, ancient, connected, energy… it was a once in a lifetime journey, I will never forget.  Cant wait to start painting, and see what evolves.

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Beginning to End- Large Corporate Commission Video

The final video, from conception to install. A collation of some of the videos I took along the way, in the 4 and half months it took to complete this awesome project.

Mixed Media Elephant & Butterfly-Bali Sacred Marks Art Retreat

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©Reina Cottier Art – Finished : SOLD

Feeling really attached to this lil guy, he carries the very special energy of the Bali Elephant Sanctuary I went to on my recent art retreat Bali trip. All the elephants were rescued from Sumatra where the jungles are being desecrated for palm oil. 😦  I used powers, inks predominantly, with some acrylic.

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©Reina Cottier Art – in progress : Will be available to purchase 🙂

I have had a huge amount of butterflies fly into, around and over me lately. I always have at least 2 butterflies in progress. This mixed media piece is about 3/4 done. I love the pop of orange 🙂

Poetry in Bali

Occasionally I like to write, time constraints mean that Id far rather spend my time painting, or being artistic in a colourful messy way, but Ive just returned from an amazing art retreat in the stunningly beautiful Bali. Whilst there, Tracy Verdugo (who ran the retreat “Sacred Marks”) got us to sit for around 20 mins, and using inspiration bundles, we expressed a word, or a line of what ever the feeling we got was per piece. AS a result I found myself caught up in a wave of unstoppable expression (HA, I was worried I  wouldnt even be able to form more than 4-5 lines!), that went for almost 4 pages!
Here is an example of a couple of my poems….

Stepping Stones:
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©Reina Cottier Art

 

Broken Beauty:

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©Reina Cottier Art

Sanur Beach-Bali.
Sunrise

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Carnival Peacock

 

This, just finished, is a commissioned peacock from a wonderful friend of mine
from my school days.
There is something really liberating about using these colours, something uplfiting
and joyous. Reminded me of a carnival.

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“Doing it my way, doing it with flair”

 

 

hi all, Just a quick post, here is the link to a fab piece written about me & my arty endeavours. Also mentions a very large project coming up that I am in the middle of sorting…..

Feature Article on Reina Cottier in ‘Coromandel Goodness”

Inner Goddess

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Every now and then I have what I call a ‘shift’ in my creative expression
This was one of them 🙂 This magical goddess appeared suddenly while I was fluffing around with mixed media, having my usual fun, music blasting, half dancing, swaying around the studio… boom, there she was 🙂 !!

Wow i thought… this is something I really resonate with, something I can get VERY excited about. I knew she was going to be the first in a series… the ‘Inner Goddes’ series, number One.
How very satisfying.

She is availbale for purchase Please message me if interested.
reinacottier@gmail.com

thanks…

and oh, the usual shenannagins going on over at my FB page if you’d like to join me there 🙂
http://www.facebook.com/reinacottierart

©Reina Cottier Art

Recently Completed Works

After a  somewhat prolific painting period in Feb/MArch, I was so pleased to be able to have some of these on display for the Mercury Bay Art Escape (Studio tour) recently. Also  happy that some sold, and some are going to 2 separate galleries in our region.
I am totally loving my new abstract pieces, harking back to my first days of painting, and combining with some techniques both learned/inspired from others, and also self discovery as I go.

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and last but not least , a commission I completed for a man who owns a Bed & Breakfast on the shores of our beautiful Lake Taupo, named after our native owl, ‘Ruru’, with views of the lake, and Mt’s Tongariro, Ngarahoe & Ruapehu. He asked for the owl to be the feature and for it to be set at night….I was really pleased with how it turned out.101 with sig

 

(All image posted are ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved)

New Works! – Falcon, Whale Tail, Peacocks.

I barely know where to start…. after having 6 weeks of no creativity thru end of December and January 2016 (kids on summer school holidays here in New Zealand), I have thrown myself back into it with a vengeance and so much stored up creative ideas, its like I cant stop and nor do i want to!

So this year has been about breaking thru some boundaries I was starting to get stuck in with my art last year. I still LOVE my precise detailing and fine lines, but I needed and wanted to do something alot freer and alot faster, so im having day on, day off with commissions (precise detailing taking alot of focus and time) and this new technique i hahve literally thrown myself into. Fast, no thinking, mixed media, ink, stencils, sticks, scrapers, acrylic, enamel spray and anything else i can get my hands on…. layers and layers of detail, to then use it for inspo to pick out something, in this case peacocks. 🙂
This first one is in progress, still have some to do, but its pretty much there,… totally LOVED these, they satisfied the aspect of me that is messy, uncontrolled, i even used my left hand (I am right handed) for some of it to make sure it was naive and not contrived in anyway.

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The Peacock 2

 

In progress:
This  is a Karearea (New Zealand Falcon, native bird of NZ), this is the second one i have painted, REALLY love the powerful energy that comes thru with these glorious birds.

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and i started this whale tail yesterday… been wanting to do one for about a year, and finally felt an uncontrollable urge. wp 3

ALL IMAGES ARE ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.

For more on what im up to on a daily bases, come and visit me on my FB page,  www.facebook.com/reinacottierart  id love to chat.

Colouring Book- 23 Pages

Colouring Book- 23 pages, combines my books One & Two, with 3 NEW images.
Falcon, Kiwi and my Maori/pacifica inspired design, Legend.
Beautiful images with a distinct Pacific/Native/Cultural art feel to them.
Each image taken from my original paintings.
23 Images.
A4 size.
Each page has a blank reverse side, so can be removed from book and displayed if desired.
Images include: various NZ/pacific island inspireddesigns, falcon, kiwi, seahorse, lotus, angel,2 x owl, peacock, dolphin, elephant, whale, tui bird, tribal moon goddess, hibiscus. -scroll thru pics to see them all.
All Original Designs by Reina Cottier.
All images are ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.

 

BUY HERE: https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/275629386/reina-cottier-art-23-page-colouring-book?ref=shop_home_feat_1

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Reina Cottier Art Colouring Book. Series One

Reina Cottier Art Colouring Book. Series. One

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The Dreamcatcher- A childrens book by Reina Cottier & Dhyana Muir

PUBLISHED! the creative collaboration by my life long friend Dhyana and myself….

The Dreamcatcher is a book that honours both daydreaming and night dreaming as the voice of our soul and our unique creative force in the world.  Written to ignite and validate dreams, and visions of children, to help develop self esteem and an awareness of the power of imagination.

The Dreamcatcher is a mythical presence in the book overseeing, and interpreting the various dreams of children bringing positive messages and encouragement.
There is also an introduction to meditation techniques built into the storyline which can help sooth those having difficulty sleeping. Our hope is to alleviate the fear of night dreaming and encourage parents and children to discuss daydreams and ideas in a way that supports the next generation of innovators and creative spirits.
BUY Here:
http://atawairuacreations.dremus-shop.com/thedreamcatcher