Art has become a source of life and it feeds my intellect.
Henriette Kitte Arnold – Watercolorist
Educated in Haute Couture, Henriette began a career in fashion design. Her specialty was women’s clothing. Her creativity was exposed with successful design in theatrical costumes and Victorian era clothing as part of the Illinois Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, along with other suburban theatres.
She has studied oil painting with Al Rogoff, Chinese brush painting with Ning Yeh and clay under Paulette Davis. Watercolor, her first love, began in classes with Claire Wiest and mixed media with Pat Moore. Participating as an officer in both the Flossmoore Village Artists in Illinois and the Gold Coast Watercolor Society along with membership in the Hollywood Art Guild in Florida, she has won many awards.
She has been selected for one-person shows, receiving significant prizes in most. Henriette’s paintings can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, as well as China, France, Germany and Italy.
She is an active member of Dania’s Art Council, helping to start the Atrium Gallery in City Hall. A chosen artist for the signal boxes artistically wrapped with her painting reproductions, Henriette’s works are displayed on corners in Dania and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (over 14 in all).
A watercolor painting instructor for over eighteen years in Hollywood and Pompano Beach, she has organized her student paintings by producing student/teacher art exhibits. One can also find her student’s art works in local and regional shows, where they, too, have won awards.
Concentration on her art career began in earnest in 1982 and will remain a focus for life. Henriette’s work includes all subjects: flowers, still life, Celtic design, landscape scenery and Chinese brush painting. Many of the paintings she has produced are from commissions. All of her work is original.