Well-known local artist and teacher Lynne Pittard will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society’s opening membership meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. Pittard’s demonstration, “Tricks and Techniques for All Artists,” and a raffle will finish out the evening.
Pittard was born in Augusta, Ga., but moved to Miami as a child. She attended Florida Southern College, married in 1965 and later moved to Palm Beach County with her husband and three children. Pittard first began to paint in oils as a hobby in 1980 and shortly thereafter began teaching at a local high school. Within her second year of painting, she was teaching oils at local art leagues and continuing education programs.
Pittard is an artist who paints with passion and versatility, and her paintings have a subtle softness that created a strong demand for her classes. Her desire to share her passion for painting led her to becoming an instructor on national television. Painting with Pittard has aired nationwide for 25 years. Her images are licensed and published worldwide. A favorite of collectors, she is also the author of eight books on the art of painting.
A visionary and artist’s advocate, Pittard launched a revolutionary concept for television with her Visual Arts Network, a satellite and cable network with art instruction and entertainment programs available worldwide.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries and interact with other artists. For more info., visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.