Maureen Ottier began her career as a scientific illustrator at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in her native Trinidad. She worked in the advertising industry and later opened her own art shop, Moart in the capital. She later opened Art Works gallery in the neighbouring island of Barbados where she showcased other Caribbean artists' as well as her own work.
Maureen has designed and marketed her own line of greeting cards and specialises in an exquisite range of miniatures. She has shown her work frequently and participated in numerous joint and mixed exhibitions including the Trinidad Art Society Annual November Exhibition and the Women in Art Annual Exhibition.
Ottier now divides her time between painting and teaching in her home studio 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.
A versatile artist, Maureen is equally at home in a variety of media. She accepts commissions in oils, acrylic, watercolour or pastels of portraits, drawings and paintings of homes, special places and other subjects.