Demo By Artist Renée Plevy At April 9 Art Society Meeting

Artist Renée Plevy will offer a demonstration at the next Wellington Art Society meeting, set for Wednesday, April 9 at the Wellington Community Center (12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

The evening will begin with a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30 p.m., including a raffle and fabulous prizes with proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society scholarship fund. The general meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

Plevy, an award-winning portrait artist, has captured the attention of art lovers, students and aficionados for more than 35 years. Her paintings have been featured in more than 65 shows and galleries, including a one-woman museum show at the Paterson Museum. She has received national attention and garnered numerous awards including artist of the year from the Bloomfield Art League and first prize from the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild.

In 2011, Plevy founded Portrait of a Woman, which annually raises money for the Quantum House by honoring prominent Palm Beach woman at a special luncheon. Six oil portraits are unveiled at the luncheon, all of which become part of a legacy portrait series for Palm Beach County.

Frequently called upon for special projects, Plevy has found herself painting a portrait of Vanilla Ice for his Vanilla Ice Project television show, as well as being a part of it. Doing television and radio are always a fun part of being a bit of a celebrity in the Palm Beach community.

When a member of the art community in New York, Plevy’s art studio was always jumping with activity, between teaching portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and being a part of the Artist Equity Committee. Having studied under internationally renowned portrait artists John Howard Sanden, David Leffel, Robert Beverly Hale and Clyde Smith, Plevy has developed her own style using classical, museum-quality techniques. As a colorist, interpreting personalities through upbeat colors, she has incorporated magnificent South Florida tropical colors into her portraits, resulting in joyous life-like paintings.

Plevy will be speaking about her experiences, as well as doing a demonstration of her style and technique.

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the Wellington Art Society is involved in.

The art society has ongoing art exhibitions at the Wellington Municipal Complex. The exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by the group’s more than 100 members. Most of the work is for sale, and it is a great opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

The current show features 17 Wellington Art Society members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours will continue to be offered the second and fourth Tuesday of each month between 11 a.m. and noon. Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby. For more information, call Bobbin Salisbury at (561) 762-8654.

The Wellington Community Center also displays art. Original works that are available for sale are rotated every three months.

The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization. Its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth. For more info., visit or


ABOVE: Renée Plevy