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Storme Arden was born in Halifax, NS in 1957. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Concordia University, Montreal, and later began a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the same institution majoring in photography. Arden transferred her focus to painting while finishing her B.F.A. at NSCAD University. As part of her studies, she spent a semester in the New York Studio Program, while there she studied fresco painting at Parsons School of Design. Previous education included a diploma in Graphic Design with a minor in Printmaking from Capilano College, Vancouver, BC, and French immersion studies at Université Laval and Collège du Vieux Montréal.

She has exhibited her paintings, photography and multimedia installation work in numerous exhibitions in Canada, USA and France. Arden has been the recipient of awards, scholarships and grants. Her work can be found in the NS Art Bank, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, MSVU Art Gallery, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, NS Power and the Women’s Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa as well as other public and private collections and in numerous publications, the most recent being To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax.

Arden has also curated and organized exhibitions, written about and taught art and worked in arts administration. She did a curatorial internship at Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery from 1994 -1995. From 1997 to 2004, she was the director of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and the publisher of Visual Arts News, a nationally distributed magazine. She has served on numerous juries and boards including as Alumni Representative on the Board of Governors of NSCAD University.

In 2004, Arden moved to St. Martins, NB and with potter Dorain Henderson opened Shoofly Pie Gallery Shop & Studios, now happy fish pottery & fine arts. In 2008, Arden organized St. Martins’ first Studio Tour, Christmas in St. Martins.