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Reyna Teter - Biography
Local Plein air oil painter
Raised on the tropical island of Kauai, I paint the beauty of the mountains, ocean, and palms. As an outdoor enthusiast, I have grown up exploring sea-caves, surfing, and climbing waterfalls. The ocean is my playground. The driving rhythm of the waves controls the pulse of my paintings; soothing yet powerfully moving, each living a unique moment. Surrounded by color, I paint the joy I feel. In a playful and whimsical style, I express the dancing palms, the warm balmy rain, and the ocean’s Aloha.
Style, Influences, and Inspirations
My artistic style draws from time spent in nature and moments of spiritual reflection. My exposure to contemporary and conceptual art has added meditative aspects to my newest work. I primarily use oil paint with pallet knife application, and I’m heavily influenced by my experience in printmaking and sculpture.
My passion to create is fueled by the Creator of the universe. I believe the Lord is the spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So as I create works of art, I fix my eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. To me, my art signifies a grounded sense of contentment, joy, confidence in what I hope for, and an assurance about what I cannot see.
Born 1992: Coloma, CA- In the foothills of the Sierra Mountains: a culturally rich town where California gold was first discovered.
Hawaii resident since 1999: Currently lives in Kekaha, HI
B.A. Visual Art with an emphasis in drawing, painting, and printmaking at Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA 2010 – 2014
Co-owner, curator, and primary artist for the Parsons Fine Art Gallery
La Jolla, CA
2014 - 2015
Reyna’s Artwork has been represented in:
Amy-Lauren’s Gallery- Hanapepe,HI
Aloha Images Gallery- Kapa`a, HI
Parsons Fine Art Gallery- La Jolla, CA
Keller Gallery- Point Loma, CA
The Brightside Gallery- Hanapepe, HI
Various restaurants and Cafés- San Diego & Kauai
Comfort Zone - Keller Gallery- Point Loma, CA 2014
Luv Surf Art Show - Luv Surf Shop- Mission Beach, CA 2015
Selected Group exhibitions:
Abstract Expressions - Parsons Fine Art Gallery- La Jolla, CA 2014
Wind-and-Sea Surf Club private event- La Jolla, CA 2015