Arlene Lewallen passed away in 2002 She loved gypsy people. She even lived a year with them in Southern Spain. Most of her work is Portrait paintings of local gypsies. This piece was purchased at Los Llanos Gallery. It comes with its original gallery card.
Here is some history about Arlene I found on the internet. Elaine Horwitch became one of Santa Fe’s best-known dealers of local contemporary art and eventually took on a partner, Arlene LewAllen. They changed the gallery’s name to the Horwitch LewAllen Gallery.
In 1991, Elaine Horwitch died. LewAllen continued to run the gallery under the same name, and sold a portion of the business to Geoffrey and Helen Cline, former owners of Cline Fine Art on Canyon Road, in 1996.
LewAllen continued to manage the gallery until her death in 2002. At that point, Gardner and Marvel of Dallas bought the business and moved to Santa Fe to run it. In 2008, they completed the three-story, steel-and-glass building at 1613 Paseo de Peralta, just across the street from Warehouse 21.
I was fortunate enough to acquire this lovely painting and am offering it to you. The acrylic painting on stretched canvas is in great condition with no holes, scratches or water damage. The painting measures 30 inches wide and 40 inches tall. Titled and signed on the verso of the stretcher bar, Peasant Woman Spinning Alpaca Wool, A. Lewallen. In its original frame that measures 31 inches wide and 41 inches tall.
Arlene Lewallen (1942-2002), Pheasant Woman Spinning Alpaca Acrylic Painting on Canvas Signed By Artis