Arlene G. Woo

Arlene G. Woo

Biography

Arlene Woo has been painting with water media since 1999. Charlie Higa’s playful approach made her first venture into watercolor a positive experience which ledher to study with Robert R. Dvorak of California and George Woollard of Honolulu. Her love of process and challenge has led her to a variety of subjects ranging from waves to flowers to still life to abstract. Collage, acrylics, and encaustics are also part of her art.

Arlene G. Woo
Woo’s early experience with color theory under the tutelage of Gloria Foss and her instruction with Lau Chun in oils evoked a love of color and free moving brushwork which carry over into her pieces.  Working with George Woollard has encouraged Woo to experiment with many approaches and compositions.  Although one may be influenced by others, art-making, like life, is a personal experiment. Her paintings are more recognizable by their color than by their subject matter.

Three of Woo’s watercolor paintings were accepted in the first show she entered — the Windward Artists Guild Open Exhibition September 2001.  Subsequently, WAG, the Hawaii Watercolor Society, and the Association of Hawaii Artists have accepted her paintings in many juried shows, leading to status as a Signature Member of HWS in 2010.

Woo has been selected to participate in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibitions and in the International Artists Society of Hawaii exhibition at the Blaisdell Center.  In addition a number of her paintings and two border designs are in the Queen’s Medical Center.

Most recently Woo’s painting “Hideaway” was given the Juror’s award in the Hawaii Watercolor Society exhibit 2014 at The  Arts at Marks and was purchased  by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  Woo is a resident artist at Louis Pohl Gallery.

Some of Woo’s images may be viewed on the following sites:

http://arlenewoo.blogspot.com

http://www.cfai.co/arlenewoo/

http://contemporaryartistsofhawaii..blogspot.com

http://fineartamerica.com

http://dailypaintersabstract.blogspot.com

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Susan Savad

Susan Savad

Biography As a child, I wasn’t particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn’t pursue it at home. It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting. All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job… Continue Reading