Arlene Steinberg [NRA 2011]

First name: Arlene ;
Middle name:
Last name:
Steinberg ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
2011 ;
n/a ;



For as long as she can remember, Arlene Steinberg, CPSA, has been creating art. While still in high school she sold needlepoint designs to stores and manufacturers, and created a needlepoint cover for a trade magazine. Arlene continued her art studies at Syracuse University and went on to have a successful 20 year career as a textile and wallpaper designer. After leaving the textile industry, Arlene dabbled with different mediums before discovering colored pencils in 2000.

Arlene’s focus is on the color and light found in everyday objects. At first glance her work appears to be realism or photo-realism. Upon closer inspection, it becomes obvious Arlene accurately draws her objects, while manipulating color and light to transcend her art beyond realism. Using mostly Stonehenge paper, Arlene developed a technique of layering complementary colors to enrich her shadows. With multiple colors and numerous layers, she creates brilliant rich hues that have become her signature style.

In 2008, North Light Books published Arlene’s book Masterful Color. It is now in its second printing and is available in paperback and on e-readers.

In addition, The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist, American Artist Drawing Magazine and other publications have featured artwork and articles about her methods. In 2011, North Light Books published her artwork in their book, Strokes of Genius 4.

Arlene is a 10 Year Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and is also a juried member of the Salmagundi Club, the International Guild of Realism and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She has received numerous awards in national exhibitions, and galleries and museums across the United States have featured her artwork.





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December 28, 2019

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