Bettina Reiser grew up in the Bavarian Alps, next to Franz Marc's Birthplace, among rural farms and forests, with King Ludwig's Castles in her backyard. She immigrated from Germany to the US (1983).
Bettina graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (1992) with a degree in Visual Arts, Drawing emphasis.
Her love and connection to nature and the wildlife is reflected in her intricate, detailed, patterned drawings and mixed media pieces. She uses symbolism, lines, patterns, and her imagination to tell her stories in an illustrative style of her own.
After a few serious life changes and experiences, Bettina acquired a Certification to teach the Zentangle method (2015) and a Therapeutic Art Life Coaching Certification (2021). She lives on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado, with her daughter, her gentleman, a dog, and a parakeet. She is participating in various local Art Walks, Arts Picnics, as well as several Art Shows in local Galleries/Coffee Houses. She is a member with the Longmont Artist Guild, the Boulder Art Association, the Firehouse Art Center, and participates with the Left Hand Artists Group. Bettina is teaching Workshops, ranging from Drawing, Painting, Zentangle, Fiber Arts, Calligraphy, and more.
I create Wildlife Art; on occasion Pet Portraits and People Portraits. The lines, detailed patterns, colors, and subjects tell their stories through my creation. For textures, I use patterns and different mediums in my mixed media art. I find the process of the Zentangle inspired patterns I include, soothes my own process of creating a meaningful healing connection with the particular piece.
My art focuses on the human connection to nature and life.
My aim of my art is to bring conversations of conservation, connections to nature, fond memories of outdoors, a beloved pet or person, and nature's healing powers, into your homes.
First Place, Mixed Media, Longmont Artists Guild Member Show, Longmont Colorado
Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification, Transformation Academy, Trinity, Florida
First Place, Mixed Media, Longmont Artists Guild Member Show, Longmont, Colorado
Second Place, Drawing, Boulder County Fair, Longmont, Colorado
Certified Zentangle Teacher Certification, CZT, Newport, Rhode Island
First Place, Crafts, Target District Show, Greeley, Colorado
Best in Show, Student Exhibition, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Brushes with Cancer Auction and Podcast, October/November 2022, Chicago, IL https://twistoutcancer.org/brushes/midwest2022/midwest2022liveartwork
Longmont Times-Call, Featured Artist, October 2022 , Longmont. CO
The Longmont Leader, Creative Corner Featured Artist, January 2022, Longmont, Colorado
Moon in her Mouth, Spring 1992, UNC, Greeley, Colorado
Crucible, Spring 1992, UNC, Greeley, Colorado
Colorado-North-Review, Winter 1990, Volume XXXI, UNC, Greeley, Colorado
Longmont Artists Guild
Firehouse Art Center Artist
Boulder Art Association
Left Hand Artist Group