Arlene Hobbs was born in Saskatchewan and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her passion for art started at an early age and she took numerous art courses. In 1979, she began her formal art studies at the Alberta College of Art, then at the University of Calgary and finally with a private instructor. Since 1989, she has participated in over 100 exhibitions and has won awards, including the “Award of Excellence” from the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Her paintings are featured in collections in North America, Europe, and Australia. Two of her flower paintings were chosen as set decoration for the television series FARGO. A few years ago, Arlene had the honor of being interviewed by author Jim Henry, Ph.D., R. Psych. and published in “Artistic Excellence: What Outstanding Artists can Teach us about Being our Creative Best” and “Soulful Creativity”. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in watercolour and the Alberta Society of Artists, and has been a member of Calgary Community Painters Society since 1989.