Arlene was born and raised in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario, immersed in the natural beauty of the area and surrounded by her five creative siblings. Her combined love of art, geography and math led her to a 20-year career as a cartographer. During that time her artistic interest was guided by a number of artists through various art schools and societies in Southern Ontario and Northern Manitoba.  From 2002 until 2017 she lived in the historic village of Elora, Ontario. Throughout most of that time, she was the General Manager of the Elora Centre for the Arts.  In 2013 she and her talented husband Chris opened up a Retail Upcycled Furniture business in Salem ON -(a suburb of Elora).  In 2017 they moved to the outskirts of Walters Falls ON.  They built a sweet little passive solar home and a Studio/showroom/shop in which to make and merchandise their wares.  Visit  www.Oldsoul.ca to see more of what they are up to.  Feel free to ask for commissions – check out the rate sheet on the tab above.