Wellington Art Society member Toni Willey is the current featured solo artist at the Whole Foods Market Café in Wellington. A reception will be held at the café on Friday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and wine will be served, and there will be live music and door prizes. A $5 donation will go to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.
Willey is a highly accomplished artist and will be showing her series of endangered species titled “The Vanishing.”
She began drawing at an early age, but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers. After high school, she received a National Scholastic Award of Merit from the St. Louis Art Museum. She attended classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her painting style is photo realistic and semi abstract done in acrylics, mixed media and watercolor. In addition to her “The Vanishing” series, Willey has another series defining feminine power titled “Ancient and Mystical Women.”
Willey began showing her work on the South Florida art show circuit in 1990 while acting as business administrator for the Ambassador Galleries on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. She has working commissions from collectors all over the world. She has been highly successful with her local solo exhibits.
For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.