Based on her fascination with art, dance, nature, mysticism
and psychology, the paintings of Willow Arlenea reflect an
intensity, spirituality and love of indigenous cultures
combined with brilliant tones and fluidity of movement.
Willow's paintings are as colorful and eclectic as her life
journey. The fluidity and multidimensionality apparent in her
work transports the viewer into more subtle realms of
experience. Geometric patterns, flows of energy, luminescence,
archetypal images and ethnic designs are combined to convey
the transformational journey we all share.
Willow Arlenea's dynamic visionary paintings have evolved to incorporate a unique blend
of artistic influences. She felt drawn to the decorative patterning and
mystical symbolism found in Native American, African and Aborigional art, which worked
their way into her paintings. A deep resonance with Islamic, Egyptian and Afghani
styles also emerged.
Willow's work continues to evolve. For her, creating a reality on canvas is a dance of
polarities. Hard edges balance with a loose expressive style. Lights and darks, flow
and pattering, complementary colors, texture and negative space all come into harmony
in her work, creating inspiring symphonies of light.