Arnold has been painting for over 40 years. He paints in watercolour, oils, pastels and acrylics and over the last 20 years he has tutored thousands of painting sessions . He regularly demonstrates for Art Societies and runs workshops in all media.. He has taught in Workshops in UK, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland , America and the cruise ships.
He has had work exhibited in the Royal Institute of Painters in watercolour
Two of paintings were selected in the semi final group of the World watercolour Exhibition currently, run by the "The Art of watercolour" Magazine
His demonstrations are accompanied by a strong sense of humour and clear explanations. Four books on painting techniques have been published with translations in several languages and over 20 DVDs have been filmed. He can be seen regularly on the Painting and Drawing Channel on Sky TV and he recently has had an article on flowers in watercolour published in the prestigious magazine “The Art of watercolour”.
He has tutored workshops in Texas, USA, Portugal,Spain, UK and the cruise ships
He is self taught, and has advanced by taking from artists he most admires e.g. William “Skip” Lawrence, John Yardley, , Christopher Schink, Joseph Zbukvic, Robert Wade, Alvaro Castignet, Frank Webb and Tony Couch etc.
Artists from the past who have influenced his direction are Turner, John Singer Sargent and Van Gogh, Edward Seago, Edward Wesson and Winslow Homer. Colour and light together with good composition and design are very important to him. He paints quickly on adrenalin before his attention span ends. He concentrates on tonal value and colour shapes and is the importance of using the negative shapes to create the positive ones.
A previous Chairman of the South Wales Art Society, he has recently been honoured with the position of Vice President
His friendship with the American artist Nicholas Simmons has been a great inspiration to him.
Arnold lives in Cardiff, Wales UK with his wife and family where he regularly holds exhibitions of his paintings.