Bettina Reiser grew up in front of the Bavarian Alps, next to Franz Marc's Birthplace, among rural farms and forests, with King Ludwig's Castles in my backyard. She immigrated from Germany to the US in 1983.
In 1992 Bettina graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Visual Arts and a drawing emphasis.
Her love and connection to Nature and it's Life within, is reflected in her intricate, detailed, patterned drawings and mixed media pieces. Bettina's translation and storytelling portrayal of Nature/Life engages the viewer to experience it from Bettina's point of view. 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 has been participating in various local Art Walks, Arts Picnics, as well as several Art Shows. 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 also teaching Art classes, ranging from Zentangle, Fiber Arts, to Calligraphy on the Front Range of Colorado.
I create my own illustrative interpretations of Nature and it's Life within. The lines, detailed patterns, colors, and subjects (animals, people, and plants) tell their stories through my imagination. I find the process of the Zentangle inspired patterns, I use in my drawings, soothes my own process of creating a meaningful connection.
My art focuses on the human connection to nature and life. My process of creating engages healing.
I wish my art to bring conversations of fond memories, connections to nature and its healing powers, into your homes.
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
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