Arlene was born and raised in New York City. She has traveled widely through the United States, Europe, and Asia and has a love and appreciation of beaches, woods and cities as well as dancers in motion. Her inner city and travel experiences have been the inspiration of many of her paintings. Her many works in oil and watercolor reflect these interests. She uses a combination of bold colors and lively brushwork to highlight the natural beauty and intensity of her subject matter. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections and she has participated in numerous exhibitions, including juried shows.
Materials and Techniques
I paint with oil sticks and water soluble oils – on canvas and panel board. Palette Knife and Brush are used in broad strokes to push color and capture the liveliness and beauty of the subject to enhance the viewers perception of nature and the environment.