"The Bladesmith of Toledo" by Heather Arenas

“The Bladesmith of Toledo”

48 x 24 in.

Oil on birch


Available at Reflection Gallery

201 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico


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 1990’s, she also studied art history and ceramics.

Heather is a Master Signature artist with the Women Artists of the West and Associate of Distinction with American Women Artists. She has received numerous awards for her work which helps others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people.

Latest awards

Bold Brush May 2017 for “Oscar and Sharon’s Big Day Out, Best of Show

Sedona Art Prize May 2017 for “Colorful Subject”, Finalist

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

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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