In this fine art TV show episode Reina Cottier is interviewed with Colour In Your Life about painting, drawing, art workshops, art tips and art techniques.
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Fine Art TV Series - Colour In Your Life
Season - 14
Episode - 12
Filmed on Location at - Tairua, New Zealand.
Reina Cottier was born and raised in Aotearoa. Living in Tairua (Coromandel Peninsula).
I studied art right through school winning many awards. After a career in hairdressing, and owning a salon for 9 years, she sold everything up and took up painting. Here she found an avenue for expression that was previously undiscovered inside of her.
Right from the start Reina Cottier was drawn to painting themes strongly associated with different cultures, particularly Maori & Pacifica, along with sun, surf, nature. She found the koru was a prominent feature that emerged in almost all her paintings. It became her feature symbol in most of her artworks, along with strong ‘ocean’ themes, which evolved into oceanic creatures, especially since moving to the beach.
Inspiration is all around Reina, she literally breathes it in on a daily basis. Reina is constantly inspired by the majestic mountains to the west and the wild surf beach to the east.
“My art has developed and evolved immensely, with a somewhat ‘other worldly’ feel to it…at first it was totally experimental both in expression and technically, now it is certainly still very experimental, (I love being in the moment, no planning and just seeing what evolves on the canvas), but I have developed a certain style that seems to appear, whether consciously or not."
Her work has been featured in 4 books, and just recently Reina not only had a 4 page spread in NZ Artist Magazine, with her piece “Guardian” (the flying owl) was on the front cover.
Reina Cottier's paintings are in private collections worldwide.
Her work varies, sometimes mixed media, sometimes acrylic, she likes to experiment with no rules or limits. Reina is not interested in what is ‘accepted’ in the art world. She is interested in walking her own path, all whilst staying open and vulnerable, knowing that this is an ever changing, growing evolving experience every single day. Her art is constantly evolving along with herself, she is forever stretching, taking risks, trying new themes and techniques. Reina Cottier paints at least 5 days a week and loves each and every minute of it.
You can contact the artist about their art tips or art techniques directly via their website at https://reinacottier.com/
The Colour in your life fine art TV series is an art show that takes you into the everyday studios of artists from around the world. While in the studio they share their individual art techniques and art tips with the viewer in a relaxed atmosphere with a delightfully Australian host and fellow artist Graeme Stevenson. The artist shares with the viewer their stories of life, painting, drawing, sculpting, art workshops and any art lessons they may provide. The art TV series is currently filmed in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Graeme Stevenson a world renowned Artist himself, rides his Harley Davidson to the studios of Artists all over the world and allows the viewers a chance to go into the fine art studios of some of the greatest Artists in the world.
A wonderfully engaging art show, If you love creativity and the joy of looking at the world through Art, then Colour In Your Life is the place to be.
Colour In Your Life is an Australian owned and produced TV art show.
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