Raised on the tropical island of Kauai, Reyna paints 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.
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.