Maureen Ottier began her career at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in her native Trinidad, as a scientific illustrator. She is an award winning artist who has participated in numerous joint and mixed exhibitions. An enduring love for nature and the outdoors keeps her actively involved with the Trinidad Field Naturalist` Club, which affords her opportunities for working in remote and unspoiled areas of her country. Maureen lives far up one of the many lovely valleys of Northwestern Trinidad, surrounded by the garden of fruit trees, plants and birds which inspire much of her work.
Maureen`s work can be seen at all major galleries in Trinidad. Her most recent exhibition was held at Art Creators Gallery in 1999. She is currently preparing a new collection for showing in October 2002.
A versatile artist, she is equally at home in a variety of media. She has been muralist, art teacher, owner of an art supply company and gallery, and does commissioned work.
Examples of her work are to be found in "Insect Life in the Tropics" T.W.Kirkpatrick; Children`s Folklore Murals at the Port of Spain General Hospital; corporate and private collections in Trinidad & Tobago; and private collections in Canada, USA, Switzerland, Japan and other islands of the Caribbean