Arlene Collins - The Artist
2009 - Be sure to check out the
New Released Prints section -
22 NEW paintings have been added!
Growing up in the country, Arlene’s love
for art began at a young age, sketching wildlife scenes and admiring the beauty
of landscapes. She was born near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and began painting in
the early 90’s, first experimenting with acrylics, but preferring oils because
of better control and a truer color.
Arlene’s love for animals, especially
birds, is her inspiration as she captures their beauty on canvas with precise
strokes. Many of her ideas come from watching wildlife in her area, and with
the aid of a camera she usually finds her next subject. Although the majority of
Arlene’s work is wildlife, she also paints landscapes and seascapes. She also
keeps busy with custom work, mainly homesteads and family pets.
Arlene is a self-taught artist and
experiments with new techniques and subjects. With her family grown, Arlene is
now able to devote an immense amount of energy in her work, perfecting her
techniques, exhibiting in galleries and art shows, and showing her collections
in her home gallery.
Arlene is a
member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. She
donated a wildlife painting to Sherman Hines for his annual fund-raising auction
in aid of "Nova Scotia Wildlife Federation.” She was also commissioned to paint
a Parrsboro landscape for the local Art Guild for a scholarship fund and to
paint wall murals for the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro. Other painting
donations helped to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and AIDS Coalition.