Wellington Art Society Presents Deb LaFogg Docherty, Artist, Illustrator, Photographer

Art lovers and artists alike will want to attend the upcoming Wellington Art Society meeting on February 12th. Deb LaFogg Docherty, a world renown and award winning artist will be making a presentation. This is an opportunity to watch a master close-up and be mesmerized by Deb’s low-key approach to some truly amazing adventures! The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Invites You  to Meet

Deb LaFogg Docherty

Artist, Illustrator, Photographer

Wednesday, February 12

6:30  – 8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd    Wellington, FL

 

 

 

"Captured Gaze", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous prizes , with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

"Scorn" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Scorn” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb grew up on a small farm in Connecticut exploring the woods and swamps around her house. She received no formal training till attending Art College, where she majored in advertising and illustration. She has studied with world-renowned artists; Hall of Fame/Master Pastel Artist Doug Dawson and the late Maggie Price Master Circle winner and past President of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
She is currently a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Artist for Conservation, a member of excellence with the Southeastern Pastel Society, The Pastel Society of North Florida, the International Guild of Realism, associate member of Audubon Artists and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.

 

"Under Mom's Watchful Eye", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Under Mom’s Watchful Eye”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

 

Her work has been published in many newspapers and several magazines including Wildlife Art Magazine, Wildscape Magazine located in the UK and Southwest and Wildlife art magazine online.
She has also illustrated a children’s book called ‘Woodrat Jill’ with part of the proceeds going to preserve habitat for the endangered Key Largo Woodrat and is available on Amazon.com. Its a story about an Key Largo Woodrat named Jill who bred in captivity and is set free to make a life on her own.

 

 

 

"Palmettos in Warm Light", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Palmettos in Warm Light”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty will be talking about some of the basics of painting and pastels She will do demonstration in which she explores different forms of underpainting, application techniques, and illustrates how light, color, contrast, composition, texture, and especially atmosphere make any painting in any medium luminous and breath-taking.

 

 

"Waiting for Mom", Oil by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom”, Oil by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.  Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall Gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.  

 

 

Deb and a Wolf

Deb and a Wolf

 


The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.
Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.  For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information : www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Unveils New Paintings

The Rickie Report is pleased to share artwork by a community-based artist, Brigitte Balbinot.  Her style is abstract with wonderful textural marks.  Read this article to learn more about Brigitte and her paintings.

 

Brigitte Balbinot

Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  As a child, she  traveled extensively with her family to various places in Europe and Asia and even lived for a time in Africa. These childhood experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.

 

Self-taught, she used to draw and sketch as a child and began painting on board panels with the recurrent theme of space and far away galaxies which fascinated her. Her passion for science still comes into play today as she loves to experiment with new techniques and mediums to further develop her artistry.

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At age 22, during a visit at the Pompidou museum in Paris where she participated in a guided tour of Salvador Dali’s collection, she was particularly moved by “The Persistence of Memory”, painted in 1931, in which these melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape. In this other dimension, time is of no relevance. Inspired by the significance of Dali’s message, she felt inspired and compelled to create larger artworks that convey self-reflection and inspiration.

 

 

Today, she divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. That way, she says, she has the best of both worlds and can feel a different kind of vibration depending on the location and the season.

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Prior to 2010, Brigitte focused on drawing, painting, modeling and photography.  For the next two years, she gave a great deal of attention to her painting, experimenting with new mediums and techniques.  In 2011, Brigitte starting painting with oils, alkyds, waxes and resin.  Her work became progressively larger.   

 

Brigitte was part of the  Group Exhibit and the Art of Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl in 2012,  Group Exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City;  Group Exhibit at Art Fusion in Miami; All year exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, FL Coop; All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal; Solo exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, Fl – Fall 2012; Group exhibit at the Lighthouse Museum of Jupiter, Fl; Group exhibit at Glass, Clay, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl; Online Group Exhibit – Elements of Art: Texture – Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME; 2013  Exhibit at “L’Espace Contemporain” in Montreal, CA and  All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal.

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She tells The Rickie Report, “When I begin a new painting, I try to let go of the intellectual side and the ego, the part of us that allows for judgment and egotistic behaviors, and channel the inspiration that may be brought by humanity in its organized as well as in its chaotic state. Art to me is a link that connects each and every one of us. With each of my creations, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. I aim for an emotional rather than an intellectual response to the work I create. Trying to capture the very thing that connects us all is mystical, but is the essence of life itself. A combination of silence, meditation and music are a part of my creating process. It helps me either calm or energize the energy within to achieve balance.”

 

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Noting that her paintings are large, for the most part, Brigitte tells our readers, ” I usually start with basic concept of color visualization, basic shapes’ structure, which I would refer to as “organized energy”. I favor the use of oil paints, resins, waxes and alkyds as to speed up the long process of drying. I generally work on several pieces at a time for that very same reason. The tools I use can be anything from pallet knives, to brushes, spatulas, sanders and even q-tips. The motions can range from rough and energized to really detailed and soft.”

 

Working on such large pieces  as well as numerous canvases at the same time, Balbinot points out, ” It may take days, weeks and sometimes months for a painting to be completed. I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

The Rickie Report is pleased to bring Brigitte’s art and creativity to our readers.  In addition to her original paintings, Brigitte offers limited edition prints and cards of her meaningful images.  Look for information about future shows, exhibits and awards from this wonderful artist!  For more information  www.brigittebalbinot.com/works    contact:  Brigitte Balbinot   561.324.8744  brigittebalbinot@me.com

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291