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January Artist: Arlene Moreno
January 3 - January 31
Opening receptions are always the first Saturday of the month, as part of Claremont’s Art Walk. Please stop by the gallery to meet the artist, 6:00-9:00 PM on Saturday, January 4, 2019
Arlene Moreno is a third-generation Californian, with a Yaqui Native American heritage. Arlene has stated that her art is a representation and expression of her life, as well as her surroundings and everyday experiences. A visual artist all of her life, as a child, while others were outside playing baseball or riding bikes, Arlene was reading or drawing.
Favorite subjects to paint are usually organic or nature-inspired such as water moving over rocks, a hummingbird at a cactus blossom or a landscape capturing an atmospheric moment. As a lifelong artist, Arlene is additionally experienced in oils, murals, clay sculpture and wheel-thrown pottery. She has focused on water media painting for the past twelve years and enjoys a style of painting that usually applies multiple layers of intense color, using various techniques to express texture.
As a traveler-artist, Arlene takes her passion for capturing her surroundings artistically wherever she goes. Arlene finds water media materials easy to pack and take with her to paint near and far, such as art events in Yosemite, Puerto Vallarta, New York, Australia, Tobago, Costa Rica, Alaska and most frequently Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arlene states that her hope is to entice people to be involved in the interpretation of the subjects she paints and experience her artwork in their own way.
Arlene Moreno has been an award-winning member of the Pomona Valley Art Association for the past twelve years and has served as Gallery Trainer; Coordinator for the Monthly Show; and Curator for the PVAA Annual Juried Show. Arlene is also a participating member of two other local art associations.
As an art instructor, Arlene has provided instruction to adults in water media art for over ten years and has been an invited water media demonstrator for the LA County Fair and multiple Inland Empire organizations. You will find her artwork at The PVAA Gallery SOHO in Montclair Place, Montclair California, on Facebook and regularly at the Claremont Farmers & Artisan market.
A continual learner, Arlene Moreno has studied water media art under and/or taken workshops from: Aida Hughes, Milford Zornes, Sylvia Megerdichian, Tom Fong, Chris Van Winkle, Bob Maslas, Jan Hart, Bob Burridge, Fealing Lin, Terry Madden, Tom Lynch, Aleta Jacobson,