Art Society To Feature Deborah Bigeleisen

The Wellington Art Society will feature international artist Deborah Bigeleisen on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Community Center. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Bigeleisen’s demonstration and talk will be the highlight of the evening. An art raffle will follow.

Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and earned a degree in textile design at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. She founded her own global print design company, which she closed after 18 years and moved to Florida. She started painting as a hobby, painting Rembrandt-like portraits and luminous white roses. Within two years, her paintings were accepted into fine established galleries. She continues to paint only in oils using an eight-color palette.

Bigeleisen’s focus is always on the choreography of the movement, using intricate brush strokes and applying upward of 20 layers of transparency to create richly saturated darks and vibrant highlights that dance off the canvas.

Bigeleisen is an internationally acclaimed artist and is represented in many galleries, private collections and museums. Her paintings have been featured in numerous art books and design publications. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Soroptimist International. She served as the chair for Art in Public Places in West Palm Beach for 10 years.

Bigeleisen enjoys giving workshops, lecturing on various art-related topics and leading museum tours. She is an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College.

“I do not subscribe to rules,” she said. “Though I have a general vision at the onset of a new painting, I have had so many serendipitous discoveries during the painting process that have often taken the finished work somewhere that I never foresaw initially.”

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