The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by award-winning, local artist Laurie Snow Hein on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The meeting and presentation will take place through the Wellington Art Society’s virtual Zoom link, which is distributed via e-mail to all members. A meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with Hein’s presentation on her journey as an artist and how she used marketing strategies to further her career. The public is invited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hein has been painting since kindergarten when she first picked up a paintbrush. In her teens, she studied with an accomplished illustrator, Graham Ingels, and attended a year at Columbus College of Art & Design on scholarship. Although she painted portrait commissions and taught art classes when she married, it was not until she turned 40 with six children that it became necessary to support her family on her artistic talents alone.
Working 30 years as a professional teacher, licensed artist, illustrator and exhibitor at the top art festival circuits, Hein also taught workshops around the country and in Europe. She has won many awards, but it is the joy of teaching and the enthusiasm of her students and clients that is most meaningful.
Hein is an accomplished portrait artist, also well known for Florida landscapes, beaches, oceans, botanicals and birds. “My passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine beauty of God’s creations,” she said.
Traveling is a passion for Hein. In 2019, she traveled across the U.S. on a 90-day trip, starting a new collection of artwork representing national parks. She has recently participated in a benefit for La Ola Children’s Home in Mexico in which she is giving one of her paintings to the person who gives the largest donation to this tax-deductible charity.
For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.