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Arlene Whiting

  • 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Tell me a story and make it compelling. I want to complete that story and breath
life into it. Maxwell Parrish made images that captured my imagination. The
worlds he created were beautiful and enticing. I wanted to “live” in those images.

I am a representational artist. I use color and drawing to represent natural
elements. I look for the emotional content and movement in situations.

The universal experience of family and the life of the community in general interests me and animates my brush.


Biography: I was born and raised in Southern California.  While still a high-school student I attended Chouinard Art Institute on scholarship.  After graduating from high school I attended Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and received my BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. I’ve studied privately with American Impressionists Jean Henry, Don Hatfield and Caroline Anderson. The books by Dan McCaw and Richard Schmid have been invaluable. My awards include: Best in Show, National Open Show, Marin Society of Artists: “Flute Player”, 2012 First Place – Best and Brightest, Scottsdale Artists School, “Portrait of a Young Black Woman” – Scottsdale, Arizona 2015 Best in Show – Members Show, Marin Society of Artists, “Her Song” – 2015 Publisher’s Prize, California State Fair – “Farmers’ Market” – 2016 First Prize – Painting, Marin County Fair “Family Tradition” – 2017 Special Award, Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, California “Family Tradition” – 2017 First Place – Marin County Fair, Virtual Gallery – 2022 I am represented by: Richardson Gallery, Reno, Nevada Alma Gilbert Gallery, Burlingame, California Kertesz Galley, San Francisco, California

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Drawing, Digital Art, Prints and Printmaking, Mixed Media

Studio Information

Building Name

Falkirk Cultural Center

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name

(415) 246-2451

Artist Website


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