Too Wet to Fetch by Heather Arenas
Heather Arenas

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 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Signature Member Oil Painters of America American Impressionist Society Women Artists of the West, Master Signature Member American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction Portrait Society of America Recent Awards 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 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

Too Wet to Fetch
Heather Arenas
14" x 20"
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