The current featured artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery is Candace Platz, a multi-talented abstract artist. A reception in her honor will be held Friday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market Gallery (2635 State Road 7, Wellington). Refreshments will be served. There will be a $5 donation requested to benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Platz is also a veterinary clinician and surgeon, a nationally ranked amateur Grand Prix dressage competitor, a writer, poet, portrait photographer and stage designer. She has displayed her work at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This selection of her paintings at Whole Foods Market is her first solo exhibit.
Platz was born in Maine and studied abstract painting with William Moise, an abstract impressionist. He challenged her to look at painting in different ways. She was the winner of a statewide competition and was awarded a session at the Haystack-Hinkley School, where she studied lithography, sculpture, oil crayons and pastels. She also studied watercolor and charcoal at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston.
Platz’s unique painting style reflects her lifelong pursuit of her many varied passions. The undersea world is a frequent theme in her work, as well as cats, birds, trees and other natural forms and landscapes.
Her interest in the interrelations among all beings is a reflection of her years of studying non-dual Kabbalistic healing.
Platz’s exhibit will be on display through Jan. 31. All paintings are for sale, and any inquiries should be directed to Suzanne Redmond of the Wellington Art Society at (561) 801-6952. Proceeds from some of her sales will go to organizations dedicated to the welfare of animals.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.