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Wellington Art Society Welcomes Art Lovers And Artists To February 8th Meeting Featuring Toni Willey

The Wellington Art Society will feature member Toni Willey as their demonstrator for the meeting on February 8, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Toni’s demo on the new Photo Editing Apps and a wonderful raffle. The meeting is open to all members and guests. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is an opportunity for art lovers to meet and network with artists!









T O N I    W I L L E Y 

February 8th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL


Toni WIlley tells The Rickie Report, “If method defines an artist, I would say mine is: I must focus almost down to the pixels when I study a subject to paint”.  Toni’s presentation at the Wellington Art Society meeting will include sharing numerous easy-to-use Apps to bring varying elements of real and imagined images together. Here are some of the other Heroic Golden Women that Toni has painted from such graphics. She uses Gold Leaf around the edges of the canvas frames.



“Psych” by Toni Willey




The public as well as members of WAS are in for a treat! The Rickie Report will not reveal her methods, but Toni will!  You will see how she brings large scale commissioned paintings into reality.  “I’m going to show you how I approach these projects and give you the tools to do this yourself, using some photo editing Apps that are available at a low cost”, she shares.


“American Sweetheart” by Toni Willey





Toni will be demonstrating all the new Photo Editing Apps available in addition to the big programs known as Photoshop. “The Apps which work on tablets and iPhones cost pennies in comparison to Adobe Photoshop, which is out of reach for most artists. These Apps put powerful editing tools in the artist’s hands for composing their works before putting brushes to canvas.  Photographers from amateurs to professionals will benefit for learning about these Apps”, Toni tells us.


“Pandora” by Toni Willey




Toni uses original images, incorporating other images, overlaying them, zooming in on one part of a different image and manipulating them with these Apps.  The finished art piece is on canvas, with texturing, sculpting and painting for the final effect.  None of these Apps were priced higher than $3.99.


“Beauty” by Toni Willey



Toni is an enthusiastic member of the Wellington Art Society, serving on the Board of Directors as Recording Secretary and participating in all events and demonstrations including Art Fest on the Green.  Also known as T.G. Willey, Toni is well known for her exceptional paintings of endangered species and her series “ Ancient and Mystical Women”. She recently had a solo exhibition at Whole Foods Market Wellington. Her prints sell internationally on  and



“Gypsy Dancer” by Toni Willey




Toni began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music, it just rolled off her fingers. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her paintings are photo realistic and semi-abstract, painted in acrylics and mixed media.






The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.



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