Had an amzing 2 weekends of Open Studios, The public are able to drive around the artists studios and see what we have been working on and buy art. This was my 5th year, and can safely say it was the best. I love the interaction with people, and its so nice to meet people who follow me on Facebook and Instagram 🙂 Almost sold out of everything. The pics i have posted are a fraction of what I had available.
This Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3 2019 is the first of 2 weekends (the second weekend being 9th & 10th March) for the annual open studio tour. This is my 5th year and I so love being a part of it. Artists must have a selection of original art for sale, and with that I also have prints, cards, calendars, coasters my Guidance Cards, and other merchandise available. People get to come and see my studio, and talk to me about my art and my process. Here is a little taste of what I have been working on,… a Sea Goddess theme is prominent at the moment, i have 5 mermaid-influenced paintings almost finished. 🙂 Im using inks, acrylics and mixed media.
If you have any questions , please dont hesitate to ask, there is a ‘Contact’ button here at the top of the page, or im on Instagram & Facebook: ‘Reina Cottier Art’.
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 First 2 weekends in MARCH 2019
Here, finally, is my online shop, and Im thrilled.
Its been a long time coming, behind the scenes work on & off for what feels like for ever,
More products will be added over time, but this is a good start,
Yes, there very well may be teething issues, (so far so good tho?!),
but please, if there is something amiss, something not working,
a product, artwork you desperately want and cant see… PLEASE let me know.
There is a Contact tab at the top of the shop page.
back from holiday, went to Peru for a couple of weeks, including a few days in the Amazon/Jungle, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and La Paz, Bolivia. INCREDIBLE trip, epic adventure!
Here is a short vid of updates. Ive been painting for a few days, showing latest work, mediums used and mentioning the fabulous brushes I bought last year, and now on my second set.
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.
ALL ARTWORKS ARE ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.
ALL ARTWORK IS ©Reina Cottier Art 2019 ALL rights reserved
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. 🙂
©Reina Cottier Art
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.
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/reinacottierart
I was honoured to be asked to be feature artist at the Whitianga Art Centre Annual Exhibtion for the month of January 2016.
Below are the paintings I have on display. I have sold four of them, so feeling very pleased with how it is going. For any New Zealanders reading this, the Srt Centre is on School Rd, at the end of the street. Exhibition runs for the month of January.