It may be that the gulfs will wash us down
It may be we shall touch the happy isles
And though we are not now that strength
Which in the old days moved Earth and Heaven
That which we are, we are
Made weak by time and fate
But strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find
And not to yield
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Eyde Arndell moved to Southern California in 2003 from the Midwest. She fell in love with the San Diego area a few years before while visiting a friend. The vibrant and diverse nature of the landscape captivated her. From that moment on she knew this was where she wanted to be.
She always enjoyed art as a child. She experimented with a variety of expressions as children do. Her mother, Mary, was an amateur artist and taught her many things. Mary loved to draw with charcoal and pastels. Eyde inherited her love of art from her mom. The yellow rose behind the ear in Inspiration is a tribute to her mother's influence.
After exploring the San Diego coastal area for a few years, Eyde began to travel east. The landscapes of San Diego and the surrounding area deeply influence her art. The views from the highway were incredibly inspiring and they rekindled her desire to create. She began to draw the rolling hills. That was enough for a while, but she wanted to explore painting. Her husband encouraged her to try an art class. She signed up for an intro to drawing and painting and that is when she knew painting was for her. Painting in oil really seems to suit her style. The possibilities are infinite.
On a spiritual level, she discovered yoga and was drawn to the calming and centering aspect of the practice. She began to look inward and to connect with her motivations for creating art.
Her early work is reflective of actual places. Lately, she has been exploring more abstract and expressionist concepts. Eyde Arndell's art is centered around the connection between nature and ourselves.
Art Around Adams Finals Competition - June 2, 2018
2 Mile Art & Music Walk
Adams Avenue in Normal Heights & Kensington
Art Around Adams popular vote winner - November 18, 2017
Art Around Adams - June 2017 (unofficial)
Sedona Art Prize Competition - 2016
Art San Diego - November 2014
Ray at Night - September 2014