Reina Cottier~ Abstract Artist.
I was born and raised in Aotearoa/New Zealand and I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful land. Creatively I feel my work is very much inspired by my interests, my experiences, (I live life to the full!), people that I resonate with, and my favourite places, both here in NZ and overseas. (I have traveled extensively in NZ, Australia, Canada, UK & Europe, US, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pacific Islands). My art comes from an authentic place inside, aligning with my inner quest for a greater understanding of life expressed with vibrant alive colours and flowing shapes. Everything I create comes from the heart, most times I have no idea what I am going to paint until it is on the canvas.
I focus on living fully in the 'now', being true to myself, evolving, learning, expanding my horizons. I love life! I tend to see the funny side of everything. I love mixing with all walks of life and do not judge someone for what they look like or what they believe in. Each to their own. I like who I am & I have no regrets about anything in my life. What I am today, I may or may not be tomorrow, as each experience in my life re-shapes me every single day. I am a strong free spirit, empowered and proud, and I feel this is expressed in my art.