The Wellington Art Society will present well-known local plein air artist Ralph Papa as the featured demonstrator on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Papa’s demonstration and an art raffle. The meeting is open to all members and guests.
Papa began painting on location in the Hudson Valley and the Hamptons on Long Island in the 1980s. His subjects are from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. In addition to plein air painting, he does studio paintings, many of them larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Papa is a passionate art activist, teaching drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. As an art instructor, he believes that a fine visual artist must be able to accurately reproduce images with minimum effort, which will give them a better chance of success if they are true to who they are in creating something unique.
Papa is a signature member and past president of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach. His work is in many private and public collections and is on display locally at the Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach.
“As an artist, I find the process of creating a fine artwork highly energizing and even more fulfilling then the end product,” he said.
For more information visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.