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Heather Arenas

Artist’s Statement
One of my goals is to say more with a painting than can be said with a photograph. I want to help others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people as I see them.
Medium and Subject Matter
I work in oils and prefer figurative work but enjoy painting many different subjects.
Influence
My grandmothers were both artists and my parents provided me with various art supplies growing up. I was taught to appreciate many forms of art. I have many favorite artists now and there are too many to name but living artists include Richard Schmidt, Tibor Nagy, Jeremy Mann, Kim English, and Dan McCaw. Deceased influences include John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Joaqin Sorolla.
Art Education
My 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, I also studied art history and ceramics.
Organizations
Women Artists of the West, Master Signature Member

American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction

Recent Art Shows
Please see “Events”
 

Recent Awards

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

FASO August 2015 Bold Brush for “After the Lunch Rush” Finalist

Finalist, Bold Brush May 2015 for “Angel in Disguise”

Honorable Mention, CFAI Figurative show May 2015 for “Lady in Red”

Finalist, AWA Spring Online Show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”

2nd Place, WAOW Spring Online show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”

3rd Place, Bold Brush January 2013 for “Ponytail”

Jury Award Women Artists of the West 43rd National Exhibition 2013 for “Tapestry”

Best Figurative and Wet Wall Painting of the Day Alla Prima Westcliffe, 2013

Artist’s Statement
One of my goals is to say more with a painting than can be said with a photograph. I want to help others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people as I see them.
Medium and Subject Matter
I work in oils and prefer figurative work but enjoy painting many different subjects.
Influence
My grandmothers were both artists and my parents provided me with various art supplies growing up. I was taught to appreciate many forms of art. I have many favorite artists now and there are too many to name but living artists include Richard Schmidt, Tibor Nagy, Jeremy Mann, Kim English, and Dan McCaw. Deceased influences include John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Joaqin Sorolla.
Art Education
My 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, I also studied art history and ceramics.
Organizations
Women Artists of the West, Master Signature Member

American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction

Recent Art Shows
Please see “Events”
 

Recent Awards

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

FASO August 2015 Bold Brush for “After the Lunch Rush” Finalist

Finalist, Bold Brush May 2015 for “Angel in Disguise”

Honorable Mention, CFAI Figurative show May 2015 for “Lady in Red”

Finalist, AWA Spring Online Show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”

2nd Place, WAOW Spring Online show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”

3rd Place, Bold Brush January 2013 for “Ponytail”

Jury Award Women Artists of the West 43rd National Exhibition 2013 for “Tapestry”

Best Figurative and Wet Wall Painting of the Day Alla Prima Westcliffe, 2013

Artist’s Statement
One of my goals is to say more with a painting than can be said with a photograph. I want to help others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people as I see them.
Medium and Subject Matter
I work in oils and prefer figurative work but enjoy painting many different subjects.
Influence
My grandmothers were both artists and my parents provided me with various art supplies growing up. I was taught to appreciate many forms of art. I have many favorite artists now and there are too many to name but living artists include Richard Schmidt, Tibor Nagy, Jeremy Mann, Kim English, and Dan McCaw. Deceased influences include John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Joaqin Sorolla.
Art Education
My 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, I also studied art history and ceramics.
Organizations
Women Artists of the West, Master Signature Member
American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction
Recent Awards
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
FASO August 2015 Bold Brush for “After the Lunch Rush” Finalist
Finalist, Bold Brush May 2015 for “Angel in Disguise”
Honorable Mention, CFAI Figurative show May 2015 for “Lady in Red”
Finalist, AWA Spring Online Show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”
2nd Place, WAOW Spring Online show 2015 for “Farmers Market Flowers”
3rd Place, Bold Brush January 2013 for “Ponytail”
Jury Award Women Artists of the West 43rd National Exhibition 2013 for “Tapestry”
Best Figurative and Wet Wall Painting of the Day Alla Prima Westcliffe, 2013

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