Arlene Cornell is inspired to paint through the emotional response she gets from what she sees. She tries to crystallize a moment in time; special moments in our lives that transform an ordinary scene into a beautiful moving image. Her style has been developed through years of experimentation with the medium, and through her years of education in the medium. While Arlene was in school, she attended an exhibition of the world famous watercolorist Dong Kingman and was impressed by his use of vivid colors and intricate composition. Along with Dong Kingman, Arlene is also inspired by the works of Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, whose influence can be seen in her paintings. She finds these artists’ ability to paint common every day scenes and communicate a sense of emotion and mood has captured her imagination. Arlene Cornell has exhibited her watercolors in numerous juried, solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Canada and has won many awards in international juried art shows. Her studio is located in Rockaway Park, N.Y.
By: Angelica Villa
“Quiet Monents” New Brunswick Art Salon 2013 Part I Water Color Exhibition
West Harbour Gallery, Oyster Bay, N. Y.
Newhouse Gallery, New York City
Gallery Danielle, Toronto, Canada
Reece Gallery, New York City
Connoisseur Gallery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Images Gallery, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Thistledown Gallery, Spring Lake, N. J.
Mauro Graphics, New York City
Catherine Lorillard Wolffe Art Club
Brooklyn Watercolor Society
Collections (Partial Listing):
American Telephone & Telegraph
Bessemer Trust Company
Columbia Savings & Loan
Condon & Forsyth Esq.
Deloitte Haskins & Sells CPA
Georgia Pacific Crop.
Irving Trust Co.
Kidder Peabody & Co
Peat Marwick Mitchel CPA
Price Waterhouse CPA
Prokauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn Esq.
Standard Chartered Bank, Ltd.
Texas Gulf Corp.
Touche Ross CPA
Webster & Sheffield Esq.
Arthur Young CPA
May 22, 2017
I can’t wait to see “Landscapes and Beyond” on 5/27 and 5/28 in Fort Tilden. I live in Rockaway near Miss Cornell’s studio and recently became aware of how inspirational and calming “natural art” is to me. I appreciate where I live so much more after Hurricane Sandy. So happy she’s chosen to exhibit her art work close to home.
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