I’m Back! – Updates June 2017

Hi all,
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.



Time Lapse Demo of Detailing the Bird

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Native New Zealand Bird by Reina Cottier
Inks & acrylics on custom wood.

Cover of The New Zealand Artist Magazine!- Reina Cottier

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!)

4 page spread Reina Cottier Art

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Angelic Series

angel 2 sig iphone

©Reina Cottier Art 2014

Been wanting to paint something with an angelic feel for quite sometime, but wasnt sure how to proceed.
A lovely client asked me to paint her some angel wings, and after I had done those, I suddenly felt inspired to paint the three paintings Im posting here.  There is something very serene about the process in painting these, I was inclined to turn the music donw (I normally have it blasting) and didnt cope well with the phone going or anything distracting me for that matter. 🙂

Angel 1 final sig


©Reina Cottier Art 2014

Angel wing final sig

©Reina Cottier Art

There will be more in this series, but time to take a break from this theme and go to something else,.. I’ll definitely be back to this tho… 🙂

Mystical Birds now finished

July 12 sig©Reina Cottier Art 2014


July 13 sig©Reina Cottier Art 2014


loving creating these mythological, mystical Reina style creatures!!

now….. must finish my lotuses as see where thats going to lead me 🙂


Peacock Feathers, Tribal decoration & Birds




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My lovely partner is a house painter, and came home with what was leftover of  the most beautiful fuchsia coloured  paint, called ‘Center Stage’ (<<love it) – so, being acrylic paint, I asked if I could have it, and created this beauty with it.
A carry on from my peacock phase , and I added some of my Reina style tribal/cultural designs to it, and I must say Im rather pleased with what the outcome was 🙂

that then led to this:

July 1 sig©Reina Cottier Art 2014

Needing a change of direction 😉 I then decided to try my hand at some ‘birds’. I use the word ‘bird’ loosely.. I loathe giving anyone an expectation, cos I like my ‘creatures’ to be anything really,.. lets just call them ‘flying creatures’ – they do look a little mystical/mythological…. so these 3 were produced in (again) rather quick succession, and I really loved them. The top one is finished, and the bottom 2 are still in progress, but not too far off being done.

There is a  little piece of me in all my paintings of course, but these were a big piece of me 🙂

JUly 3©Reina Cottier Art 2014
available for sale
July 8

©Reina Cottier Art 2014
In Progress & both SOLD

Ill post up finished pics of those 2 once done, not far off now. 🙂

Phew, finally catching up on this blogging thing 🙂


My first Owl painting

Owl Painting - Reina Cottier Art©Reina Cottier Art 2014

ta dah!! 🙂
this sold within 3 minutes of me posting it online, and sold for the most I have ever charged for a painting of this size.
I put alot of time & energy into this creature, making sure he was exactly as I felt he should be.

All in all, very happy with the outcome 🙂