Heather Arenas’ grandmothers were both artists and her parents provided her with various art supplies growing up, teaching her to appreciate many forms of art. Today, Heather works in oils and prefers figurative work but she enjoys painting many different subjects. Her education includes a rigorous course of independent study reading many books on drawing and painting and taking workshops from respected artists such as Vadim Zanginian, Kim English and Clayton Beck III. While earning a degree in biology with emphasis on anatomy in the early 1990’s, she also studied art history and ceramics.
Heather is a Master Signature artist with Women Artists of the West, a Signature member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado and Associate of Distinction with American Women Artists as well an associate with several other art organizations. She has received numerous awards for her work which helps others see the beauty in everyday objects, places and people.