I started my art career many years ago creating stained glass art and windows as a hobby, and then making it into a business selling supplies, teaching classes, and doing commission work both in the USA and New Zealand. From there I moved into painting with oils and then acrylics and mixed media, and more recently soft pastels.
I have exhibited my art at the Mountain Artists Guild gallery in Prescott, Arizona, and for the past several years at Art All Night held in Lawrenceville, PA, including being one of the onsite collaborative painters at the 2013 and 2014 events. I have also had my work showing in special exhibitions at the Boulevard Gallery in Verona, PA.
I am a member of the Penn Arts Association and the President of the East Suburban Artists League in Pittsburgh, PA, and exhibit my paintings through these groups at various shows and events throughout the eastern Pittsburgh area.
Teaching and connecting with other artistic souls is a special joy to me, and I have taught stained glass in my own retail stained glass shop in Arizona as well as at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh. I was a Grumbacher-certified acrylic painting instructor at two different Michaels Arts and Crafts stores in the Pittsburgh area and have taught other workshops and classes on intuitive methods of painting. I share my art on Facebook (ArleneHoltzArtist) and on my artist website www.ArleneHoltz.com.