For online pics of artworks please go here:
My Studio / Gallery is in Tairua,
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.
I am more than happy to have visitors, meet &
view my artworks.
I have available:
If you are in the area, or know you are coming and would like to see what I have on offer, please either Contact me here using the Contact form below, or message me in FaceBook here:
and we can set up a time.
Bespoke ART WORKSHOPS
Please message me using the contact tab
and lets work out a date that suits us both
& lock it in
(Does not include school holidays and I prefer weekday bookings)
Includes mixed media, ink & acrylic on canvas and/or art paper.
1/2 day or full day workshops, or 2-3 day retreats
showing my techniques, what I have leaned & developed over the years.
We can concentrate solely on art,
or we can combine art & social media, up to you.
(Accomodation available onsite if required)
1/ Here in MY STUDIO in Tairua.
Small groups only.
1-4 people maximum.
Gather your own group,
or one on one sessions are available too.
I can provide all materials, including canvas and/or art paper.
(accomodation available onsite if required)
2/ At YOUR VENUE or HOME–
Small or large groups. You get a group together and I come to you.
You provide your own material (I’ll give you a list) I can share some of mine too.
(Happy to travel NZ wide, any travel/time costs will be passed onto you).
This option (same as option 2) comes with or without accomodation onsite.
We have a small 2 bedroom fully self contained guesthouse that sleeps up to 4.
The beach is 250m at the end of the road.
-pick up & drop off at Auckland Airport
(Does not include airfares to and from Auckland/New Zealand)
Add ons: (extra cost)
-Sunrise at Hot Water Beach Tour
-Catherdral Cove by boat or walk
-Lost Springs (Thermal Hot pools Whitianga)
-Jet Ski Safari – Whitianga
For more information regarding workshops & retreats & costs, please use the Contact form below, (scroll down) .
This is predominantly for artists /creatives.
I ALSO OFFER THIS AS A ONE ON ONE SKYPE SESSION.
(Please use the form below for costs) or CLICK HERE for more info
With almost 30 years of self employment (in 4 businesses) under my belt, I’ll share with you how I made my art my business using Social Media, (and other online sites) & how I increased art sales online with a relatively small following, and then built that following up with genuine, authentic input. How I built a global following (from New Zealand) and that translated into regular art sales across the world.
Also, how to make the most of the followers you do have,
rather than constantly trying to gain more.
3 hour or full day (bring your own device) workshops.
Can be one on one, or groups.
(online Skype sessions available)
Because there are so many variants with these bespoke courses, it is very difficult to put set prices up. Please use the CONTACT form below to discuss your /your groups needs with me, and I can give you a firm cost for everything, or we can custom something to suit your budget 🙂
ENQUIRE / CONTACT Reina here:
“The best thing I ever did was invest in a full day workshop with Reina. She knew how to connect with everyone and was very attentive and patient with all our individual needs. I learned so many new techniques that has helped my art to progress to the next level which, as a beginner, was what I was hoping for. Love her attitude & sense of humour too! Cant wait for the next one!”
-Cheryl Lovegrove- Artist
“Reina’s social media workshop is so practicaland informative. She uses live examples of her own successful social media strategies which is so helpful for all aritsts sellling their work through social media. channels! Totally ecommend Reina.”
-Kathryn Tsui – former Curator & Administrator of the Mercury Bay Art Escape.
“We were very pleased to have Reina as our workshop tutor last year. She was generous in sharing her techniques using stencils, rollers, overlaying, blending and fine work with free flowing inks & paint. Reina did a group demonstration and also gave us all individual attention. We all came away inspired and some of us have continued with inks and others are using the techniques learned . I would highly recommend Reina as a tutor .”
Morrinsville Lyceum Club
“I have been an artist for twenty years and approx four years ago I recognised the need to build a social media platform to grow my sales and my brand. Knowing little in this area I met with Reina Cottier and spent an outstanding day with her in Tairua to build my understanding of this outlet. Reina’s knowledge and expertise was simply amazing and she set me on a path to significantly improve my sales results and to enjoy more success without the reliance on galleries who take a substantial amount of my sale price as commission. I am so grateful to Reina for sharing her expertise and ongoing support. I strongly recommend her to you if you are wishing to grow your art business.
-Gaylene Lonergan- Artist
I video’s most of my days painting yesterday, edited it into a 10 minute ,easy to watch video, if you are interested in my process, then take a look 🙂
The second very large painting, (of three) has now been installed. A diptych (2 panels, each panel is 2.4m x 1m, so entire painting is 2.4m x 2m)) of New Zealand native plants and our native bird the Tui. This is on the second level of a 3 storey office block, in the internal stairwell.
The first painting, of three, (2.4m x 1m) has now been installed on level one of the internal stairwell of the office block.
For those of you tha dont know, I got a contract to paint 6 panels, each 2.4m x 1m for the internal stairwell of a major city office block, the external wall being glass so will be able to be seen from the road. It is all based around native New Zealand (where I live) so the lower level is seabed, the middle is native forest/bush and the upper will be NZ skies. First panel now complete. The next one is a diptych. and the final is a triptych.
Couldn’t be happier .
‘My show, on Colour In Your Life, is now live on You Tube and on their website.
Cropped piece of large wall mural of NZ Seabed.
This was a real challenge. The perfectionist in me needed this to be exactly right, the feel of it, the colours everything had to be exactly as I sensed it should be and I was settling for nothing less. I painted over it three times completely wiping it out and starting again , before I manage to finally get on a roll that felt on the right track.
Relief! That is the feeling when everything else Floyd so easily with this painting and this is completely stopped me in my tracks. The end result I am thrilled with and it sits perfectly and balance with the rest of the painting.
©Reina Cottier Art
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/reinacottierart
Have completed this commission. It has been shipped to its owner in Australia.
My best whale yet I think 🙂
©Reina Cottier Art.
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…..
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.
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.
and i started this whale tail yesterday… been wanting to do one for about a year, and finally felt an uncontrollable urge.
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.
So happy to be telling you all that not only was I given a four page spread with 12 images and a fantastic write up….
…. but also, my owl painting, ‘Guardian’, was also featured on the COVER of The New Zealand Artist Magazine!
(EDIT: I have since been told that this issue was their biggest selling magazine to date!)
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/reinacottierart
New Zealand has many native flora and fauna.
We are blessed with some of the most stunning native bush in the world.
We live between native bush and the sea, so I get to go bush walking when ever I want to.
I could load up 100 pics 🙂 of my walks if i wanted to, but i wont , (collective sigh of relief lol)…
here are 3 to show you where i get my inspiration from………
©Reina Cottier Art. (Sold)
and, right outside my bedroom window in spring, are gorgous wee chaps like this Tui bird,
(another native of New Zealand),
talking away, clicking and singing with what sounds alot like a bell bird at times.
The stunning ‘metallic’ colours on this bird are mesmerising to me, these pics dont really show the deep gun metal grey, emerald greens and deep turquoises…the subtle nuances of them are what fascinate me, not a blaring vibrant “look at me” type thing, but more, an elegance, (esp with that ‘cloak’ of feathers around its nape), and a slight arrogance in a way. They are quite naturally tame, you can get within a metre or so when they are feeding and they dont mind at all.
so here are 2 of my Tui paintings:
©Reina Cottier Art (sold)
©Reina Cottier Art (sold)
hope you enjoyed a taste of Kiwiana in this post.
As always, im rampantly active on FB if you want to chat there 🙂
(my FB link to the right of this post)
or email me: email@example.com
Below are the finished pieces, owner is very happy 🙂
©Reina Cottier Art 2015.
This is a cropped piece of a Tui bird tail (Native bird of New Zealand), I have painted 3 of these birds now and I always start with the tail and complete that first, then I build the rest of the painting around it. I will post the whole three complete soon.
©Reina Cottier Art 2014