The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at its Wednesday, Nov. 11 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, located at 420 State Road 7, Suite 120, in Royal Palm Beach.
A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Wilders, an accomplished Chinese brush painting artist, will then offer a demonstration.
Wilders has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese brush painting and Japanese Sumi-e from masters Chow Chian-Chiu and Chow Leung Chen-Ying.
Wilders believes that the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive, the orchid represents Yin energy, the plum blossoms show the continuity of life, and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons. From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure.
Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and the Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and programs for special-needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown at many shows and can be found in collections throughout the United States and Europe.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit organization open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.