Award-winning local artist, Nancy Tilles will be the featured artist at the next Wellington Art Society meeting, set for Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Wellington Community Center. There will be a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and a demonstration by Tilles. A raffle will follow. Tilles earned her degree from the University of Miami and continues her education taking workshops with renowned artists. She has been a Wellington Art Society member for 15 years. As a portrait artist, Tilles’s joyful paintings tell a story about the subject’s life through color and form. Living in Florida for 30 years has fostered her appreciation of sea life and led to her underwater series titled “Sea eScape” which can be seen at the City of Sunny Isles in Miami. Her painting Gemstone Hawksbill Turtle was chosen as the poster for Art Fest by the Sea in Jupiter. Tilles has exhibited in many local galleries, including at Palm Beach International Airport and solo exhibits at Whole Foods Market in Wellington and Village Art Center in Tequesta. Currently, her work can be seen at Alligator Art in Wellington, Hurricane Café in Jupiter and Palm Beach Jewelers in North Palm Beach. Tilles exhibits her art at many festivals in Florida and regularly donates her work to charitable organizations. The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com.