Arlen was born in NY on August 11. As a child she fell in love with the piano and with painting. She was the second of five daughters, Her mother was a voracious reader and a distant relative of William Faulkner. Her Armenian father was the Head Chef of the Morgan Guaranty Trust bank,a caterer who quite often catered to Gloria Vanderbilt and her many friends. So Arlen's early life was rich with influence. She later married the son of a banking associate of her father who then took her to Louisiana where she later raised two wonderful children in the rich Louisiana Bayou's by herself. In 1996, Arlen moved to Largo to be with her husband whom she had met via the internet. After two years of communicating by telephone and email, they each realized that when it came time to meet at the airport that neither knew what the other looked like. Arlen now resides in her husbands Largo Home of 16 years.
You can see some of her work at the St.Hagop Armenian Church of Pinellas Park, Florida
“Painting increases my abilities to express my sense of passion and energy. It gives
my inner being power to satisfy my hunger for excitement and wellbeing.”