Scene: Meet the Artists!

We had such a wonderful time this weekend at Scene.  The gallery was the host of an awesome show and I was fortunate to be one of the artist that was featured!  Amazing pieces from William Rankin Mclure and Emily Farish were also featured!  Scene is located at Pepper Place and it is quickly becoming one of Birmingham's most popular spots.  Not only is Scene a gallery, it's also a venue that can hosts events and functions whether personal or corporate.  Guests spent a few hours on Saturday admiring the art, mingling and getting to know the featured artists.  I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to be among such great artists!

Pop-Up art show: Celebrate art! The Southern Collectors Show at Arden Photography

Mark your calendars! Arden Photography will be hosting a Pop Up Art Show at the Arden Photography Studio in Crestline Village on Nov 5th 2015, 6-9:00 p.m and Nov 6th 9am-3:00pm. There will be a preview cocktail party featuring artists Caroline Chunn McCarthy, Page Jones Davis, Randy Moberg, Brad Robertson, Sophia, and EMYO. The "Equus Collection" new releases will also be featured. So make sure to stop by and join us in celebrating art. You will not want to miss out on this special night!

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Thank You Kimberly and Olivia!

Olivia’s mother, Kimberly, emailed me not too long ago to inquire about my Equus collection prints. She told me that her 11-year-old daughter is part of the hippotherapy program, Horse Ability, in New York where they live. Olivia is special needs with a rare genetic deletion that requires special attention and daily forms of therapy. She loves horses. Kimberly told me that Olivia is so happy when she is riding.  As a board member of Special Equestrians, it is these stories that truly touch my heart.

I hope you love the print of L’ami Noir – it is one of my favorites! Thank you for reaching out and sharing your story with me. Keep riding, Olivia!

If you have any questions about hippotherapy, please click the link to learn more. Programs like Special Equestrians are unique in their aim to provide therapy for persons with special needs. 

11-year-old Olivia. Thank you for the photos, Kimberly!

11-year-old Olivia. Thank you for the photos, Kimberly!

Arden Ward Upton: Alabama's Finest "Artist of the Year"

Gadsden Museum of Art has chosen Arden Ward Upton as the 2014 Artist of the Year. Her Equus collection will debut December 7, 2014 and will hang in the museum until January 20, 2015. In the gallery collection will be a few new editions to her ever-growing Equus fine art including the release of the Italy "Snow Polo" images. Please be sure to click the link to visit the Gadsden Museum of Art website for any additional information. The grand opening of the Equus gallery will be Dec. 7, 2014 from 2-4pm. 

Equus:"Year of the Horse"

2014 is the year of the horse according to Chinese zodiac, which makes this upcoming year an exciting time for the Equus print collection. Specifically, the year 2014 is the year of the wood horse. Stable and strong, wood horses are better able to make decisions. They interact well with others; a trait that enables them to have more successful personal and professional relationships. The Equus collection publicly launched in November of 2013, however is a series put together over a span of three years. As each print captivates the strength and beauty of each horse it is clear that 2014 could not be a better year to fully launch the Equus collection!

ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama: Arden Photography

This morning Arden had the wonderful opportunity of being a guest on ABC 33/40’s Talk of Alabama. The hosts interviewed Arden and delved into her inspiration and drive as an artist and specifically behind her upcoming series, Equus. Arden has been so thankful for all the support she has been given and cannot wait to share her work with everyone THIS Thursday. Here is a quick snippet from this morning in case you missed it!

More Exciting News!!

As the Arden Photography team helps Arden prepare for her upcoming show, Equus, we have one more exciting announcement; Arden’s new website. The artist herself is ready to debut her three year journey of creating Equus and what better way is there to do so than launching a brand new website in honor of the series! will be launching just in time for the opening of Equus on

Thursday Novemeber 21, 2013

Equus Print Collection: Arden Photography

You are cordially invited to the launch of


by Arden Ward Upton
Join Arden exactly a week from today, on Thursday

November 21st, 2013

for her launch of Equus, an equestrian inspired collection. Come join us at the studio for a fun and relaxed evening of art, cheese and wine. Doors open at 5!
Arden Photography Studio & Gallery 53 Church Street Mountain Brook, AL

Read more about the opening and the inspiration behind the collection here: Equus Print Collection by Arden Ward Upton