“Dinner with Friends”
oil on birch
18 in. x 14 in.
About “Dinner with Friends”:
“After an art opening, my artist friends and I visited a nearby Italian restaurant. I observed how the items on the table represented the people at the table and their differences. Everyone plays a unique part in the dinner and discussion.”
Heather Arenas’ grandmothers were both artists and her parents provided her with various art supplies growing up, teaching her to appreciate many forms of art. Today, Heather works in oils and prefers figurative work but she enjoys painting many different subjects. Her education includes a rigorous course of independent study reading many books on drawing and painting and taking workshops from respected artists such as Vadim Zanginian, Kim English and Clayton Beck III. While earning a degree in biology with emphasis on anatomy in the early 1990s, she also studied art history and ceramics.
Heather is a Master Signature artist with Women Artists of the West, a Signature member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado, an Associate of Distinction with American Women Artists, as well an associate with several other art organizations. She has received numerous awards for her work which helps others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people.
WAOW National Juried Exhibition 2016 for “Home on the Range”, Art of the West Editor’s Choice AWA National Juried Exhibition 2016 for “Orange Taffeta”, Finalist
WAOW Hot Summer Nights 2016 for “After the Dance”, Best Overall
WAOW Hot Summer Nights 2016 for “31st and Lexington”, Honorable Mention
OPA Online Showcase Spring 2016 “Belizean Chef”, Honorable Mention
AWA Spring Online Show 2016 for “Margaritas in Tubac”, Finalist
View more of Heather’s work at www.heatherarenas.com