Dorothy Arnold works in landscape, abstraction, and figurative genres. With a constant blend of movement and a sense of a figurative presence, Arnold evokes personal memories and experiences through her paintings. The artist says, “The rhythms of nature have always influenced not only what I paint but how I paint. Be it sky, clouds, trees, or water, my hand and my body must become a part of the rhythm.”
Not inhibited by materials, she uses found objects such as glass, beads, or paper goods that come closest to representing her original ideas. The feeling of movement throughout Arnold’s work leaves the audience with a sense of transition that carries one’s eyes fluidly over the canvas.
Known nationally and internationally, the artist who is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, has been showing in solo and group exhibitions for over 25 years. She has received numerous awards, including a Massachusetts Artist Fellowship. In 2002, Arnold’s work embarked on a three year retrospective that began in Germany, traveled to Russia and Italy, and completed its tour in the States.