The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by local artist Nancy Tilles on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a live portrait painting demonstration by Tilles of a girl playing a violin. The public is invited. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. For more info., e-mail Laura Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tilles is known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. She exhibits her work in nationally recognized art shows across Florida. She recently completed a commissioned portrait of beloved cardiac surgeon Dr. Malcolm Dorman, which is installed at JFK Medical Center.
Along with her portrait work, Tilles has created bodies of work representing flowers, underwater scenes and tropical art in mural-sized triptychs. Her newest series is called “Figures in the Ficus.”
“I am fascinated with Banyan and Ficus trees,” she said. “I usually begin these paintings with a unique tree and weave the figures into its structure.”
At first glance, the viewer sees a lovely tree, but after a while, the whimsical human figures within the tree are realized, giving these paintings a truly magical quality.
Tilles is presently teaching painting to adults at Easel Art Supply and at the City of Palm Beach Gardens. She is passionate about sharing her love of painting with her students. Learn more about her work at www.nancytilles.com.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.