Contemporary realist and plein air artist Ted Matz will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society’s meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Bootz Culture Camp (420 State Road 7, Suite 120, Royal Palm Beach). The meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief meeting, member spotlight, raffle and the demonstration.
Matz studied at Kendall College of Art and received a degree in watercolor from Eastern Michigan University. He lives in Lake Worth and is the chair of painting and drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta. He has conducted classes and workshops throughout the United States, Italy and France.
Matz is in awe of the wonderful natural form, structures, colors and patterns that he sees in South Florida. His hope is that viewers of his art work will be drawn to the beauty of the natural elements he recreates in his paintings.
“As our lives become more frantic in this world of high-tech living, I strive to take the viewer to a place of solitude and serenity,” Matz said.
Matz teaches watercolor, acrylic, pastels and plein air painting. His teaching stresses finding an individual voice that emerges from developing a visual language. His exhibitions include the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, the Elliot Museum in Stuart, the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach and the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is 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.