Arlene Mollow has been painting professionally since the early 1970's. She has always experimented with techniques and supplies, and followed her interests to perfection.Regardless of her media, the Artist's modern abstracts have continually featured unusual combinations of fresh colors with sensual textures. She is widely known for her work in collage, watercolors, and oil paint. The WATER SERIES here at La Posada is her first collection using encaustic techniques. Encaustics are created with colored, melted wax. They are cured and resist changes in temperature, much like oil paintings. This is an ongoing collection that was initially introduced in a solo exhibition on the east coast for private collectors. Her work is so unique that it is no surprise that it is in demand. Arlene Mollow maintains studios in New York City and at the Jersey Shore. For decades her art has been the focus of numerous, prestigious, one-woman exhibitions. I have followed the work of this talented Artist for forty years, and this is the first time her originals have been seen in New Mexico, other than in private collections. As the Art Curator at La Posada, it is a pleasure to introduce Arlene Mollow's OCEANS, RIVERS, & STREAMS to our visitors and guests.
Sara Eyestone, La Posada's Art Curator
Curator's Office: 505-954-9668
ARLENE MOLLOW REMEMBERS: "When I was very young I wanted to be an actress. My mother had gone to college for two years as an art major, married her childhood sweetheart, had me, and then became a young widow. It was World War II, and my father was killed at Iwo Jima. As a young woman trying to support us, Mother didn't think anything associated with the arts was a good bet for a steady livelihood! I gave up the idea of the stage, and I started painting when my three children began school. I took a watercolor class and realized that I loved making art. I went back to school, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and I have spent my life ever since as a professional Artist. It doesn't get any better than this!"