Born in the Netherlands, Reina lived most of her life in Brockville where she ran a Fashion Design Studio for 30 years. Stemming from this career, Reina pays particular attention to colours and detail. This skill is evident in the style of her acrylic paintings. Reina is currently living in the beautiful Madawaska Highlands near the village of Griffith, overlooking the Madawaska River. The surrounding beauty of the forested hills inspires many of Reina's countryside paintings.