A native of Long Island, New York, Doug Reina studied art at Buffalo State College and later with various Long Island artists, including Stan Brodsky, Joseph Reboli (1945-2004), Art Cumings and Christian White.
He is a full time artist whose paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums on Long Island, Connecticut, and Florida and is in many public and private collections including; Stony Brook University Hospital, Renaissance Technologies, The Sebonac Country Club and The Bay Shore Brightwaters Library.
I am a Long Island artist who likes to work both outdoors, painting “en plein air” as well as in my studio, painting “en basement air”.
When working with oils, I paint the people and landscape of Long Island in a loose, realistic manner on either canvas or wood panels.
However, in addition to my work as a plein air painter, I also like to create artwork using modern tools. By working with my cell phone camera, digital printer, spray gunned half tone dot patterns, homemade “copper pipe pens” and mixing them with traditional painting techniques, I am trying to make work that is both beautiful and visually in sync with our times.