“In April 2020, after 11 years of pretty much painting full-time five days a week & creating a large online presence, creating guidance cards, holding regular art workshops & retreats , & building a successful career out of my art, I decided, after feeling overwhelmed & burnt out, to take an extended period of time off and paint soley and only for me.(as opposed to painting to sell). I had no idea how long this would last and I didn’t retreat completely, I still posted my art online but it was merely to share my expressions of my inward journey. Amazingly ,these artworks all sold. This surprised me, as I had a complete change of direction and theme for my artwork… I painted women’s faces, faces from my imagination, faces from my meditations, faces with symbols & totems, faces with abstract shapes & nature. I emerged from this cocoon in about July of 2021…. I was over faces lol!In March of 2021 I went on a magical trip to the South Island of NZ with my husband , and it had a profound effect on me. I took 3-4 months to process , to sit with it all before starting on my series on the bold unapologetic terrain of this raw untouched land, it was palpable, the energy of it was in me. The effect was that I actually change not only the theme of what I was painting, but my style as well , this land begged for simple lines and no fuss, not something I was used to! I started with the Milford Sound & Moeraki Boulders, and it soon evolved into stylised landscapes & random rocks, layers of land, more so echoing the Coromandel Peninsula as the months past, and of course injecting my adoration for the ocean in with them. Layers. Depth. Pieces of the puzzle. Stepping Stones onward … the Journey is ongoing & evolving with every creative experiment. Because let’s face it every piece I do IS an experiment. As an Intuitive Painter there is no planning or conscious thought as to how or what a ‘result’ will look or feel like, it is just starting and going with that flow, and I know the feeling… when it’s ‘right’”
Right now? Outdoor butterfly art is where I’m at! – in progress..
I started meditating in March 2020. Not long after I started, (literally days,)
I started painting this series,
and seems as though I cant paint anything else
until this is out of my system.
At this stage of my art journey, I am very happy to go with the flow and allow what wants to be without trying to over commit to creating anything, or any subject, or go with something that is not flowing happily.
In other words, Im in a space of total allowance these days… only that which brings me joy or not at all. 🙂
Most of these have sold, but there are a couple available,
if interested, please use the Contact button in Menu and message me details.
Honoured to have my latest Tui painting
on the cover of the latest Coromandel Life Magazine!
AND a 2 page feature on yours truly inside.
This mag is a widely distributed, visually stunning,
glossy mag filled with art & artists.
This is the second magazine my artworks have graced,
the former being New Zealand Artists magazine in 2015
with my flying owl, and a 4 page feature inside.
This mag, to this date, remains their biggest selling issue!
For commissions & available artwork please use the contact tab in Menu
40 Inspirational, guidance cards,
with Reina Cottier’s original designs, and uplifting words or support & guidance.
Included is a leaflet with a brief explaination, extended meaning, of each card in more detail.
Cards come in a grey velvet drawstring pouch.
“You are about to experience the energy of my art with guiding & inspirational words. This deck was created intuitively, both the art & the words came ‘in the moment’ with very little alteration or editing. Left ‘raw’ I felt they had a power that was more pure than if I reworked & thought about it too much. “
Also available in Te Reo Māori (with English subtitles) Please message me if you would prefer this option.
I think this has to be one of my favourite pieces I have ever created. It has a vibrancy, an energy about it,.. its so alive and raw. I have reluctantly let it go to a gallery , but I wont be disappointed it it doesn’t sell (lol!) Id love to keep it 🙂
Its a mixed media piece: collage, ink, acrylic.
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.
June 29 2017 here are 3 paintings in ink I am currently working on, they are Peru inspired with mountains, flowers, jungle, moon, winged Goddess….. love the mysteriousness of the dark against the bright colours, obsessed with inks at the moment. 🙂
Here are some of my works, featuring art I have created in the latter half of 2016- 2017. I will be updating this page from time to time with works as they are created. Everything here has sold. If you are interested in my art, please contact me using the “Contact’ tab above, or go to ‘Buy Art’ above to see prints and other options.
Last week we made the trip to Auckland with the final 3 paintings to install.
Here’s a short look at the final painting, on level 3 of the stairwell.
I’ll have a longer, beginning to end vid coming soon.