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Wellington Art Society Features Chris Kling, Award Winning Plein Air Artist, At October 11th Meeting. Public Is Invited

The Wellington Art Society will feature Stuart artist, Chris Kling as their demonstrator for the member meeting on October 11, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center.  Chris will be doing a plein air demonstration before the meeting beginning at 6 PM in order to catch the evening light. Members and guests are invited to paint along with her. Refreshments will be available during the painting demo, with a meeting and raffle following. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Chris’ award winning paintings.  This is a wonderful opportunity to network with artists!   PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER MEETING TIME!









Chris Kling

Wednesday, October 11th

6:00 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard     Wellington, FL






“Blues” by Chris Kling




Chris Kling is a Tennessee native and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. She is married and has lived in many Florida cities and abroad in Singapore. She and her husband now reside in Stuart, Florida. Chris works predominately in oils because “the richness draws you into its depths and you can swim in it”. Her portraits show not only the person’s likeness but their personality, producing a finished painting that a family can cherish. Her landscapes combine plein air painting and working from photographs. Plein air provides a true vision of perspective and color and the photos give her the instant gesture or play of light. Composition, light, shadow and color give an emotional quality to her landscapes. She sometimes uses color on a certain spot just because she feels it should be there.


“Morning Bike Ride” by Chris Kling



Chris has participated in workshops by Mary Britton Lynch, Morgan Samuel Price, Joe Taylor and Larry Moore. She has done portrait workshops with Ann Kenyon, Daniel Greene, Steven Assael and Rob Liberace. She has attended the Portrait Arts Festival in Montgomery, Alabama and the Portrait Society of America conference in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia which draws portrait artists from all over the world. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Plein Air Florida, Oil Painters of America and Women Painters of the Southeast.


“Out Of Water” by Chris Kling




Chris latest venture is the Kling Gallery, Wine and Decor which will be opening in Stuart in November. It will be a family business with her husband, son and daughter-in-law and will have her artwork, a working studio and an area for workshops. Her husband, Bill, will enjoy his passion for wine with a Napa style tasting room. Her son, Billy, builds furniture and his wife, Amanda, does décor so they will be there as well. The address is 723 Colorado Avenue, Stuart (corner of Colorado and Kindred). The family is very excited about their unique gallery.  “I think I am so fortunate to be able to do work that I love and at the same time be able to provide someone with a slice of time in a loved one’s life”.




The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization beginning its 37th 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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