ARLENE LADELL HAYES

Arlene Hayes was born in the Texas panhandle and resided there for most of her childhood. The austere landscapes and spare beauty of the region stimulated her artistic imagination at an early age.

 

As an adolescent, Hayes moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she began her career as an artist. Originally working in the bronze medium, she produced both realistic and historically accurate sculpture with a focus on Native American themes. After mastering the human form in three dimensions, Hayes later turned to painting and the subsequent stylization and abstraction of form.

 

Viewing the stylized paintings of Arlene LaDell Hayes is a transitory experience, both visually and emotionally. Her multiple styles, variety of subject matter and intensely hued canvases evoke a feeling of wonderment and convey a universal influence. Her surrealist acrylic paintings are strong in line, merging the conscious and the subconscious, drawing on both Eastern and Western tradition. While her work is at times reminiscent of the 20th century Surrealistic Movement, the paintings are honed by Hayes’ own singular vision. Her calligraphic brushwork accentuates forms primarily found in dreams. Indeed, the Spirit Warrior and Star Traveler series are derived solely from the artist’s dream states.

Embarking on yet another journey, Arlene LaDell Hayes also paints expressionistic landscapes and locales she has encountered in her travels. The oil paintings are a kaleidoscope of color and form enticing the viewer to take part in the festivities or a stroll through the landscape. Vastly different from her more surrealistic works, these interiors and landscapes convey the artist’s unique vision as well. Continually striving to work in different media, Ms. Hayes now produces evocative abstract compositions in plaster and whimsical figurative works in encaustic.

 
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SOLD PIECES

 
Hill House
Hill House

OIL, 36 x 42

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Crow Star Traveler
Crow Star Traveler

Oil / Cold Wax 36 x 48

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Tiny Dancer (SOLD)
Tiny Dancer (SOLD)

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 30 x 15

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Finding The Way (SOLD)
Finding The Way (SOLD)

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 48 x 72

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Grandfather's Story (SOLD)
Grandfather's Story (SOLD)

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 23

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Babydoll (SOLD)
Babydoll (SOLD)

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 30 x 15

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Turquoise Moon (SOLD)
Turquoise Moon (SOLD)

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 18 x 36

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Message from Afar (SOLD)
Message from Afar (SOLD)

OIL, 30 x 23

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Full Moon Story (SOLD)
Full Moon Story (SOLD)

OIL, 30 x 23

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The Old Man's Family (SOLD)
The Old Man's Family (SOLD)

OIL, 30 x 23

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You and Me (SOLD)
You and Me (SOLD)

OIL, 60 x 48

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Chasing Amy (SOLD)
Chasing Amy (SOLD)

OIL, 12 x 12

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Amy (SOLD)
Amy (SOLD)

OIL, 12 x 12

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Aspen Vista I (SOLD)
Aspen Vista I (SOLD)

OIL, 20 x 16

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The Dream (SOLD)
The Dream (SOLD)

OIL, 42 x 96

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New Guide
New Guide

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 60 x 48

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I Stand Alone
I Stand Alone

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 30 x 24

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Daddy's Girl
Daddy's Girl

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 20 x 16

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Little Hunter
Little Hunter

ACRYLIC on Canvas, 24 x 18

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Life's Palette
Life's Palette

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 22 x 30

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Blessings of a Generation
Blessings of a Generation

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 22 x 30

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Indigo Awakening
Indigo Awakening

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 22 x 30

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Rockstar
Rockstar

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 22 x 30

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Crimson Night
Crimson Night

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 22 x 30

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Starry Night
Starry Night

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 22

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Blood Moons
Blood Moons

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 22

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Desert Oasis
Desert Oasis

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 22

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Coyote Scout
Coyote Scout

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 22

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Story of Grandfather
Story of Grandfather

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 22

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Cry from Afar
Cry from Afar

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 23 x 30

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Princess Ride
Princess Ride

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 23 x 30

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Search for Home
Search for Home

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 23 x 30

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Fire in the Heart
Fire in the Heart

ACRYLIC on Archival Paper, 30 x 23

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