The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by modern impressionist Manon Sander on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). 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 Sander’s presentation, “Ways to Make Your Focal Point Pop.” The public is invited. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. For more information, contact Laura Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sander, born and raised in Berlin, Germany, holds an MBA and began her career in finance, but always pursued creative outlets such as mosaics and jewelry making in her free time. She moved with her husband to the United States in 1995 and started a family. Since her banking career was at a natural pause, she began to follow her passion for art. She spent the next decade attending workshops and learning from well-known impressionists, developing her own contemporary, recognizable style. “It is to me of greater importance to capture the effect of light on a subject and the feeling it evokes as I put down my impressions in interesting patterns, luminous color and juicy brush strokes,” Sander said.
Today, Sander has made a name for herself with nationally recognized shows, awards and teaching engagements. She recently placed third in the overall competition at Sedona Paint Out, as well as third in the quick draw competition, and was awarded lifelong signature status this year by the reputable National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.
Her work can be seen at Contemporary Art on Park in Winter Park, as well as at Lost Art Gallery in St. Augustine and the Village Art Studios in Tequesta. She also is participating in the faculty exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, which runs until Dec. 11.
Sander teaches a weekly plein air class through the Lighthouse ArtCenter and occasionally offers Zoom online workshops. She will hold a two-day studio workshop on Amelia Island in January. Sander also enjoys organizing artist retreats and workshops, such as her Tuscany retreat next spring. She loves planning it down to the smallest detail to make it a fantastic experience for everyone who travels with her. For more information about her newest projects, visit www.manonsander.com. Follow her on social media @ManonSander.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts. Learn more at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.