14 x 18 in., oil on birch
Available through the artist https://heatherarenas.com/workszoom/2678462
On a recent trip to Ensenada, Mexico, I went to the carnival. This beauty stood out in all her glory!
One of my goals is to say more with a painting than can be said with a photograph. My works are fresh and full of colors that I see that may not be seen by the typical viewer. My work is constantly evolving and represents my artistic voice.
My grandmothers were both artists and I was provided with various art supplies growing up. I was taught to appreciate many forms of art. My favorite artists include living artists include Richard Schmidt, Tibor Nagy, Jeremy Mann, Kim English, and Dan McCaw. Deceased influences include Honore Daumier, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Richard Diebenkorn and Joaquin Sorolla.
Over the last 20+ years, I have put myself through a rigorous course of independent study by reading books on drawing and painting and taking workshops from artists I admire. While earning a degree in biology with emphasis on anatomy in the early 1990’s, I also studied art history and ceramics.
Women Artists of the West, Master Signature Member American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction
Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC and Blowing Rock, NC
Reflection Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Mary Williams Fine Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
East West Fine Art, Naples, FL
WAOW Spring Online, March 2018, “Modern Day Venus”, Honorable Mention
Gateway Intl Painting Contest, December 2018 for “Passion”, Finalist
Sedona Art Prize, August 2017 for “It Takes All Kinds”, Finalist
Sedona Art Prize, June 2017 for “Red in the Sun”, Finalist
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 Nat. 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
See Heather’s website for upcoming workshops.