“I paint to glorify nature with the hopes that I will inspire the people who see it. I wish for my painting to provoke the magic that gets lost in our daily existence.”
Arden continues the tradition of the “plein air” painters who have concerned themselves with the infinite changes of light and shadow, atmosphere and weather that one observes directly in nature. He feels that the job of the painter is to go beyond the mere recording of the details in the scene before him. Arden succeeds in evoking a sense of place and time of day in his paintings, showcasing the harmonious and often fleeting relationship of nature to our lives.