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DEE ARNOLD

DEE ARNOLD

Artist Work

Cross the Way
August 2011
Watercolor on Clayboard
16 x 20
What Are You Thinking About ???
November 2009
Watercolor
24 x24
Four Clay Sculptures
2008 - 2011
Sculptures out of Clay
10" to 24"
Last Big Snow
December 2005
Watercolor on Clayboard
16 x 20
Pleasant Valley
July 2010
Pastel
9 x 12
Riverview Reflections
May 2012
Watercolor on Canvas
15 x 30

Artist Information

County
Allegany County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My choice of watercolor encourages me to remain open to change. I enjoy the transparency of watercolors, I feel connected to the fluidity of the water and paint. Watercolor is so spontaneous. You have to work with what the paint gives you. You have to let the painting keep evolving. I feel the most creative part of my work is putting the painting together... I call this problem-solving with imagination, and it always involves creating a story behind the painting. I believe there are three stages to becoming an artist: The inspiration comes first. You may be inspired by the works of others or just by the medium itself. Next, you must learn to master the techniques. Finally, you combine inspiration and techniques, begin painting in your own style, and choose subjects that are close to your heart.My choice of watercolor encourages me to remain open to change. I enjoy the transparency of watercolors, I feel connected to the fluidity of the water and paint. Watercolor is so spontaneous. You have to work with what the paint gives you. You have to let the painting keep evolving. I feel the most creative part of my work is putting the painting together... I call this problem-solving with imagination, and it always involves creating a story behind the painting. I believe there are three stages to becoming an artist: The inspiration comes first. You may be inspired by the works of others or just by the medium itself. Next, you must learn to master the techniques. Finally, you combine inspiration and techniques, begin painting in your own style, and choose subjects that are close to your heart.My choice of watercolor encourages me to remain open to change. I enjoy the transparency of watercolors, I feel connected to the fluidity of the water and paint. Watercolor is so spontaneous. You have to work with what the paint gives you. You have to let the painting keep evolving. I feel the most creative part of my work is putting the painting together... I call this problem-solving with imagination, and it always involves creating a story behind the painting. I believe there are three stages to becoming an artist: The inspiration comes first. You may be inspired by the works of others or just by the medium itself. Next, you must learn to master the techniques. Finally, you combine inspiration and techniques, begin painting in your own style, and choose subjects that are close to your heart.My choice of watercolor encourages me to remain open to change. I enjoy the transparency of watercolors, I feel connected to the fluidity of the water and paint. Watercolor is so spontaneous. You have to work with what the paint gives you. You have to let the painting keep evolving. I feel the most creative part of my work is putting the painting together... I call this problem-solving with imagination, and it always involves creating a story behind the painting. I believe there are three stages to becoming an artist: The inspiration comes first. You may be inspired by the works of others or just by the medium itself. Next, you must learn to master the techniques. Finally, you combine inspiration and techniques, begin painting in your own style, and choose subjects that are close to your heart.My choice of watercolor encourages me to remain open to change. I enjoy the transparency of watercolors, I feel connected to the fluidity of the water and paint. Watercolor is so spontaneous. You have to work with what the paint gives you. You have to let the painting keep evolving. I feel the most creative part of my work is putting the painting together... I call this problem-solving with imagination, and it always involves creating a story behind the painting. I believe there are three stages to becoming an artist: The inspiration comes first. You may be inspired by the works of others or just by the medium itself. Next, you must learn to master the techniques. Finally, you combine inspiration and techniques, begin painting in your own style, and choose subjects that are close to your heart.

Artist Bio

Maryland born artist and sculptor DEANNA (Dee) JEAN ARNOLD has been
drawing and painting all of her entire adult life. Primary a watercolorist, she also works in other media, including pastels, collage, pencil, and clay. Her work is diverse covering many subjects, from landscapes to portraits. Dee is the third generation
of artists on her mother's side of the family, most of whom were oil
painters.
Dee has used her variety of skills in becoming a sculptor of dolls.
Her dolls are unique and each one tell a story and is one of a kind,
each having their own presence and personality.
Dee considers herself mainly a self taught artist. She attended
Frostburg State University, Allegany County Community College, and
Charles County Community College. She has attended numerous workshops
throughout the United States. She is a member of Allegany County Arts Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Area Art Alliance.
Dee has participated in numerous art exhibitions in which she has
been honored with numerous awards and special recognitions. Her works have been displayed at the Waterfront in Annapolis, Southern Maryland Art Guild, Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland MD, The Art Gallery in LaVale MD, Rocky Gap Gallery in Flintstone MD, Puccini's Art Gallery in Cumberland MD and Comtemporary Gallery in Hagerstown MD.Maryland born artist and sculptor DEANNA (Dee) JEAN ARNOLD has been
drawing and painting all of her entire adult life. Primary a watercolorist, she also works in other media, including pastels, collage, pencil, and clay. Her work is diverse covering many subjects, from landscapes to portraits. Dee is the third generation
of artists on her mother's side of the family, most of whom were oil
painters.
Dee has used her variety of skills in becoming a sculptor of dolls.
Her dolls are unique and each one tell a story and is one of a kind,
each having their own presence and personality.
Dee considers herself mainly a self taught artist. She attended
Frostburg State University, Allegany County Community College, and
Charles County Community College. She has attended numerous workshops
throughout the United States. She is a member of Allegany County Arts Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Area Art Alliance.
Dee has participated in numerous art exhibitions in which she has
been honored with numerous awards and special recognitions. Her works have been displayed at the Waterfront in Annapolis, Southern Maryland Art Guild, Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland MD, The Art Gallery in LaVale MD, Rocky Gap Gallery in Flintstone MD, Puccini's Art Gallery in Cumberland MD and Comtemporary Gallery in Hagerstown MD.Maryland born artist and sculptor DEANNA (Dee) JEAN ARNOLD has been
drawing and painting all of her entire adult life. Primary a watercolorist, she also works in other media, including pastels, collage, pencil, and clay. Her work is diverse covering many subjects, from landscapes to portraits. Dee is the third generation
of artists on her mother's side of the family, most of whom were oil
painters.
Dee has used her variety of skills in becoming a sculptor of dolls.
Her dolls are unique and each one tell a story and is one of a kind,
each having their own presence and personality.
Dee considers herself mainly a self taught artist. She attended
Frostburg State University, Allegany County Community College, and
Charles County Community College. She has attended numerous workshops
throughout the United States. She is a member of Allegany County Arts Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Area Art Alliance.
Dee has participated in numerous art exhibitions in which she has
been honored with numerous awards and special recognitions. Her works have been displayed at the Waterfront in Annapolis, Southern Maryland Art Guild, Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland MD, The Art Gallery in LaVale MD, Rocky Gap Gallery in Flintstone MD, Puccini's Art Gallery in Cumberland MD and Comtemporary Gallery in Hagerstown MD.Maryland born artist and sculptor DEANNA (Dee) JEAN ARNOLD has been
drawing and painting all of her entire adult life. Primary a watercolorist, she also works in other media, including pastels, collage, pencil, and clay. Her work is diverse covering many subjects, from landscapes to portraits. Dee is the third generation
of artists on her mother's side of the family, most of whom were oil
painters.
Dee has used her variety of skills in becoming a sculptor of dolls.
Her dolls are unique and each one tell a story and is one of a kind,
each having their own presence and personality.
Dee considers herself mainly a self taught artist. She attended
Frostburg State University, Allegany County Community College, and
Charles County Community College. She has attended numerous workshops
throughout the United States. She is a member of Allegany County Arts Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Area Art Alliance.
Dee has participated in numerous art exhibitions in which she has
been honored with numerous awards and special recognitions. Her works have been displayed at the Waterfront in Annapolis, Southern Maryland Art Guild, Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland MD, The Art Gallery in LaVale MD, Rocky Gap Gallery in Flintstone MD, Puccini's Art Gallery in Cumberland MD and Comtemporary Gallery in Hagerstown MD.Maryland born artist and sculptor DEANNA (Dee) JEAN ARNOLD has been
drawing and painting all of her entire adult life. Primary a watercolorist, she also works in other media, including pastels, collage, pencil, and clay. Her work is diverse covering many subjects, from landscapes to portraits. Dee is the third generation
of artists on her mother's side of the family, most of whom were oil
painters.
Dee has used her variety of skills in becoming a sculptor of dolls.
Her dolls are unique and each one tell a story and is one of a kind,
each having their own presence and personality.
Dee considers herself mainly a self taught artist. She attended
Frostburg State University, Allegany County Community College, and
Charles County Community College. She has attended numerous workshops
throughout the United States. She is a member of Allegany County Arts Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Area Art Alliance.
Dee has participated in numerous art exhibitions in which she has
been honored with numerous awards and special recognitions. Her works have been displayed at the Waterfront in Annapolis, Southern Maryland Art Guild, Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland MD, The Art Gallery in LaVale MD, Rocky Gap Gallery in Flintstone MD, Puccini's Art Gallery in Cumberland MD and Comtemporary Gallery in Hagerstown MD.