Arlene Daniel was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Daniel's family relocated to southwestern Virginia in 1969.  She raised her family in Claudville, Virginia.  She lives in North Carolina.

Her work has been included in the International Artist Magazine and  in several national shows including Oil Painters of America, Annapollis MD, Southeastern Pastel Society , GA.,  Women Painters of the Southeast, Fla.,American Women Artist on line show, The American Landscape in Winston Salem NC, The Hilton Head Art League National Show in Hilton Head, SC., The Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA., and Painting North Carolina, Germanton , NC.  

In Her Own Words "In my work I try to capture certain feelings thru the use of light, color and natural surroundings.  These conditions sometimes can take something that is ordinary and make it extraordinary.  I love painting in plein air.  Being on location with the sites, smells and sounds of nature is wonderful.  Nature is the best teacher; no camera can capture all the subtle colors and color harmonies that our eyes can see. After painting in plein air you can bring that color sense into your studio work."