Arlen Smith

Arlen Smith





Artist Bio

Arlen Smith is a Nicaraguan American artist born in 1984. Based in Ave Maria,
she strives to capture the natural environment with unprecedented moments captured in
time. She studied Photography and Fine Arts at Florida International University where
she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Master in the Art of Teaching. Arlen has
taught Art and Photography for eleven years across South Florida. Her landscape work
encompasses vibrant colors and textures that change moment to moment. Arlen paints
subjects that include landscapes, animals, and portraits. Her medium of choice is oil,
watercolors, and photography. Ultimately, the work of the great impressionists inspires
her art, and she hopes to communicate her artistic voice through her paintings.

Artist Statement

Since childhood, I have found a connection with the visual arts. My art represents
colors and textures found in the natural environment. With my studies in academic art
education, my roots are established in Impressionism. Through portraiture and landscape
painting, I strive to express the likeness of a subject. Ultimately, lighting and color are
emphasized in my artwork to create a scenic moment that establishes the true essence of
my artistic concept. A favorite medium of mine is oil paint, watercolor, and photography.
I currently live and teach art in Ave Maria, Florida.

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