Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Laura Willems in Art Show at Arts Garage

WAS member is showing her art in her first show this Thursday, April 26 at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Laura is an emerging artist who paints in an abstract, freeform way. She is inspired by the earth and its elements.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maria Ranieri, Custom Artist

Artist Maria Ranieri gave a lively talk at our April 11 members' meeting. Maria has over 30 years experience creating custom art for clients throughout the area. Her art graces many beautiful homes -- on their walls and most spectacularly, their ceilings. She started at age 17 learning the skills of faux finixhes, custom murals, and decorative finishes. She works with the client, designer, and contractors to translate their vision into beautiful home decor.

Her talk took us through the planning, design, and execution of her projects. She showed many of the samples that she paints for her clients, and explained how she comes up with some of the paint combinations. She kept us laughing as she shared stories of challenging projects and lessons learned from experience.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WAS Visits the Artists of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County is large enough to support a few artist associations, the Wellington Art Society being just one of them. While we are open to anyone within the County, most of our members come from the Western Communities, like Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. We've been around for 30 years now. We started as a small group of women who got together for lunch and to discuss art. We've expanded to over 80 members and include artists from all mediums, as well as art lovers who like to attend and volunteer at our shows.

A few years back, a new association formed, called the Artists of Palm Beach County. This group holds meetings all over the county. Some of our members have joined both groups. One of those is Gisela Pferdekamper, who hosted their recent meeting in her home studio on April 11. She and the APBC invited the WAS members to join them. Gisela's subject of choice is horses, since she spent years breeding them, and knows them quite well. She demonstrated how she uses oil paints to create her paintings.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Artists at the Whitney

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, The Whitney Condominium Association in West Palm Beach held its first annual Whitney Art Walk. The event took place in the 400 block of Evernia Street between South Dixie Highway and Quadrille Avenue from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.