New Studio For Visual Arts And Edward Muñoz Photography Presents Grand Opening For Artists Of Palm Beach County Summer Show On August 5

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), The New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA), and Edward Muñoz Photography invite you to celebrate the APBC’s  Summer Show on Friday, August 5, 2022. Meet over 30 artists and view their art at the Grand Opening Reception being held at the New Studio For The Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






Friday, August 5, 2022

5   –   8 pm

At The New Studio for the Visual Arts

1615 S. Cypress Drive    Suite 2  

 Jupiter, FL 33469


The Awards Ceremony takes place at 6:30 pm

Refreshments will be available




F E A T U R E D   A R T I S T:

Daniel    Pichney



“Alone Asleep” by Daniel Pichney.  All Rights Reserved.




This exhibit will showcase the very latest 2D and 3D masterpieces of our local creators, presented in a comprehensive array of media.  Enjoy genres from serene to fantasy!  



“Planes of Fact” by Ed Muñoz. All Rights reserved.




Invite your friends!

We look forward to seeing you at the opening!




“Mems Singing Praises to Van Gough” by Jim Gibbons. All rights reserved.



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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Celebrate 1st Anniversary Of Martin Artisans Guild At Palm Room & Artisans Boutique With Opening Reception July 6 And Artist Talk Event August 3, 2022

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Martin Artisans Guild Palm Room & Artisans Boutique in Harbor Bay Plaza in Stuart, FL.  Enjoy the Summer Salon Opening Reception on Wednesday, July 6 with live music, divine hors d’oeuvres and meet the artists!  Another Meet The Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.  This exhibit will be available July 6 through August 28.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.









Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique






Wednesday, July 6, 2022



5:30  –  7:30   pm




Wednesday, August 3, 2022

4 – 6 PM




“Bathing Nude” by James J DeMartis










Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm




“Banana Grove” by Angela Krogen




Exhibit is available July 6 – August 28, 2022






“Quiet Times” by Dinija Berkien


3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL


Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd,    Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza

(east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)





“Red Heart” by Dot Galfond






MEET       THE       ARTISTS:



Angela Krogen

Barb Bucci

Danuta Rothschild

Deborah Bottorf

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

James J. DeMartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Janis Clary

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Marion Vitale

Ray Reiland

Sue Klahne

Torenzo Gann





“Room With a View” by Danuta Rothschild







Palm Room Artisans Boutique area





For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild


The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.





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Mallo Bisset And Alex Murray Celebrate 30 Years With Open House, Music, Art On November 3rd At Red Barn Furniture/Gallery

Celebrate 30 years of business and artistic creativity with Mallo Bisset and her daughter, Alex Murray at Red Barn Furniture/Gallery in Stuart!  Mallo’s exuberance with all mediums of painting compliments Alex’s unlimited variations with pottery.  Stop by for free music, all kinds of art, food and door prizes.  Please RSVP so the hosts can plan AND bring a donation of cat or dog food for our local no kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artistry!




513 SE Monterey Rd.   Stuart, Florida 34994



Gallery View

PLEASE   JOIN   US  for   an   OPEN   HOUSE !!!




Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
3pm – 6 pm



Join us for Refreshments, Live Music, & Door Prizes!

Original  Art  by  Mallo  Bisset   &   Pottery  by  Alex

** Donate cat or dog food for local no-kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket**

Please RSVP to


Call:  772-287-1833



While an RSVP is not necessary, it is helpful.


513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, Florida 34994




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Mallo Bisset, Winner of  mARTies Award 2018

The mARTies were created by the Arts Council of Martin County to celebrate and applaud the creative people who enrich our community. Through celebration and scholarship, the mARTies provide a venue where we gather, as a community, to applaud the artists who enrich our lives through their talents, and those who make the arts a reality through leadership and philanthropy.  Well deserved, Mallo!  Congratulations!



“Thank YOU!”



We couldn’t have done it without you.
You’re Invited to help us celebrate an amazing 30 years in business!



“Pony Express” by Mallo Bisset



The   Luscious   Knife   Paintings   of:



Mallo Bisset might have taken the long road to living her dream, but once she sets her mind on something, there’s nothing stopping her!  As a little girl living on the Åland Islands in the Finnish archipelago, she wasn’t too fond of school, and told everyone “I am going to be an artist when I grow up”.  Life got in the way for a while, but after years of hard work and building a successful business, it wasn’t until 2007 with encouragement from her husband and daughter that Mallo finally took the time to do what she had always dreamed of doing.  It started with a weekly drawing class at the local Adult Education program.  After just two semesters her teacher, Helen Terry, told her she could make money drawing pet portraits.  



“Rescue Me” by Mallo Bisset


Mallo’s earliest work combined her love of animals with her love for the arts.  Having tried drawing, pastels, and watercolors, it was time for oils!  She signed up for classes at a studio which was located across the street from her own business, so she could be close to work, yet make it easy to get to class every week. This is where her love affair with oils and the palette knife began.  Under the tutelage of Georgia Abood at Alizarin Crimson, she has been working on her craft and has made remarkable progress in such a short time. Having grown up on an island, and living in Florida for 30 years, with a second home in the Bahamas, it’s not a surprise that Mallo Bisset’s work often features the water and always celebrates the beauty of nature.   As it turns out, that little girl in Finland really did grow up to be an artist! 



Floral Painting by Mallo Bisset


Mallo tells The Rickie Report, “Specializing in the palette knife, my paintings are often highly textured and almost always full of color! In order to truly appreciate my art I recommend you come by Red Barn Furniture/Gallery to see my latest works ‘in real life’.  A photo can rarely do it justice”.  She is correct!  Mallo’s painting styles are so varied and wonder-filled, you will be amazed!  We also appreciate how she frames her pieces, which are unique to each painting.  


“Sisters” by Mallo Bisset



She says, “My artwork celebrates the things that make me happy.  While my subject matter does vary, I am greatly influenced by my love of color, animals, and nature.  I have always lived close to the sea, so water and the color blue seem to be a part of me and often make it onto my canvas. When I get an idea for a painting and I can’t stop thinking about it, I know it’s time to get to work.  Often it’s these obsessive moments that lead to the best work.  The most rewarding feeling is seeing a smile on the face of someone viewing my work and nothing compares to the satisfaction of having someone bring home a piece of my work. Hopefully, my artwork makes you happy too”!

Because Mallo and Alex own the shop/gallery where they display and sell their artworks, prices reflect not having to pay a commission to show their paintings and ceramics.  Mallo’s award winning images can also be purchased as prints, greeting cards or giclees. Mallo is very involved in the Martin County arts community, as well as local animal shelters. She has recently been nominated for the coveted “mArties” Award.




P O T T E R Y     B Y      A L E X





Sampling of Pottery created by Alex Murray


Alex Murray tells The Rickie Report, “For many years, I drove past a pottery studio near a friend’s house and I always wondered what went on inside.  I often talked about stopping by and signing up for a class.  Yet, somehow it never happened, until my 35th birthday when that friend gave me a gift certificate to enroll in a class.  Little did I know that I would instantly get hooked.  From that first class, I was enthralled and I spent many, many hours hanging out at the studio.  It became like a second home for a couple years and I learned so much in those early years from my mentor, JW Shell and my friends at the studio”. 


Pottery Sample by Alex Murray



Alex continues, “After learning the basics of hand building, I finally graduated to the wheel.  Who knew that I could love this craft even more. Since learning to throw I seldom (basically NEVER) handbuilt anything again. There is something magical that happens when I throw.  I can’t describe it, but if you have the same love for the wheel as I do, you would understand what I mean.  I think if I only ever threw bowls for the rest of my life, I might be okay with that.  Sadly JW retired after just a few years and later on passed away.  I will always remember his lessons and how he created such a wonderful place for potters to learn.  I have since belonged to another group studio in that same location and I can say that it is a special thing to be surrounded by others that love the same craft as you do.  While we all had different styles there was always something to learn from those around you.  I do miss those group studio days sometimes”!


Bowls by Alex Murray Waiting to be fired



“These days I have a studio at my home and I try to spend as much time as I can working on my craft- it is one of the things I love to do the most.  I have often described getting caught up in the work as similar to therapy (but cheaper) for the feeling it instills in me when I’m in my zone.  It is hard these days to spend as much time as I’d like to working in the studio.  Running a business (my mother and I own and operate a casual and patio furniture store) and just living life with my husband and his two teenage children takes up most of my time.  But it’s comforting to know that the studio is always there, ready and waiting when I can carve out precious time in my schedule for my creative work”, Alex shares.


Hand made cup by Alex Murray



From the beginning, Alex has always focused on making functional pottery with very clean designs.  “I like to keep a simple aesthetic in my designs.  I love the idea that someone would use one of my bowls for their daily meals or a mug for their morning cup of coffee. Pottery has been around since the beginning of time, and maybe it’s the feeling of making something useful (from such a basic raw good such as clay) that gives me such a feeling of accomplishment”.




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Wellington Art Society Offers Special Reception For Two Public Exhibits On June 26th: City Hall And Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibits at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center  on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 .  The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall. There will be drawings for special door prizes and artists giving demonstrations.  Most of the original art is for sale and many artists offer giclees or prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful  art in all mediums and meet the artists. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






Wellington City Hall and Community Center 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 – 7:00  PM


Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Artwork by Jeanette Childress



Jean Williard

Shirley Browne Choate

Edrian Thomidis

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Robin Kasten

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe

Audrey Freedman

Ana Nobel

Griselda “GG” Gonzalez

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jeanette Childress

Barbara Bailey

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCloud

Artwork by Edrian Thomidis




The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In 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. 

For further information please visit: 




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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

CJR Fine Arts & Frame Welcomes Public To Free Reception To The Florida Highwaymen Art Event On April 6th

CJR Fine Arts & Frame hosts the historic Florida Highwaymen Roy McLendon, Sr., Isaac Knight, Charles Walker,  AJ Brown, and Roy McLendon, Jr. on Friday, April 6th.  The Highwaymen are a group of African American artists who, against all odds, became successful selling landscape paintings in Florida when Jim Crow laws prohibited most blacks from realizing their dreams.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame will honor a part of Florida’s great history and display all of the Highwaymen’s fine art.  This is Free and Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.








514 North State Rd 7
   Royal Palm Beach FL 33411




Join CJR Fine Arts & Frame:

Meet The Florida Highwaymen

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 6th

from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Just north of Southern Blvd on State Rd 7 on the East side




For more information about CJR Fine Arts & Frame:






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Lake Worth Art League Gallery Features Brunny Zielinski And Public Reception On Sunday, September 24th For “Creatures Big & Small”

The Lake Worth Art League celebrates long-time member and Featured Artist, Brunny Zielinski. An exhibit of her effervescent artistic works will be on display in the Lake Worth Art League’s Gallery now through  October 15th.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 24th  to appreciate Brunny and her creations along with our member exhibit ‘Creatures Big & Small’. There will be art, wine, and nibbles, and the opportunity to meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL     (One block north of the Cultural Council)






Featured Artist:  Brunny Zielinski

Member Exhibit: “Creatures Big & Small”

Free Public Opening Reception:

Sunday, September 24th

3  – 5  pm

Meet the Artists!  Enjoy the refreshments

Lake Worth Gallery

604 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, FL


NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday  11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday  10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday  Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday





Featured Artist, Brunny Zielinski


“Paint with your mind and heart and let them guide your hand. Create!!!”  Brunny Zielinski’s enthusiasm comes through in her colorful paintings!  Brunny enjoyed painting as a young woman but put her creative pursuits were put on hold after marrying her husband, Paul, when they were both only 19. Together they raised three children in New York, moved to South Florida in 1998, and will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in July!


Painting by Brunny Zielinski



Ten years ago, with her father’s inspiration, Brunny once again picked up a brush to pursue her love of painting. He had taught her to look to and appreciate all things in nature – the beauty of the clouds, ocean, land, trees, flowers, and animals. Color creates a powerful energy inside of her as you can see manifest in her artwork. Clouds contain a rainbow of colors – blues, grey, and lavender. Trees are not just brown and green – they too have a beautiful array of color, hues, and tones.



“Birds of Paradise” by Brunny Zielinski


Brunny studied acrylic painting with Vickie Morningstar, oil painting with Lynne Pittard, and is currently studying contemporary painting with Sam Perry. Some of her great lessons have come from interacting with other artists. Brunny’s favorite question is “what inspires you?” The answers she gets are diverse but all possess the inner energy that connects artists with their work, with the world, and with each other.




For more information about these events, membership or classes:

Lake Worth Art League
Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL

(One block north of the Cultural Council)







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Artisans On The Ave Invitational And Juried Exhibition “The Art of Expression”, Explores Freedom Of Expression Through 2D and 3D Art

Artisans On The Ave Gallery invites the public to a Free Invitational and Juried Exhibition, “ART of EXPRESSION” on Friday, July 21st.  The creative works of 2D and 3D art displayed focus on the “freedom of expression.”  The Rickie Report was hard pressed to choose the images to share – there are so many!  You will be touched, want to chuckle, and be amazed at the diverse artworks on display.   Here are the details and a few sneak peeks.





630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300       561-762-8162


Artisans  On  The  Ave



Invitational and Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:00 – 9: 00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served


Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm


Featured Guest Artists:

A’rturo Avila-Garcia ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Andrew Robins ◊ Andy Rogers ◊ Arthur Kravets Barbara Powell ◊ Barbara Tuck ◊ Bernard Franz ◊ Carl Schneider ◊ Dana Lois Axel ◊David Willson ◊ Debra Fritts ◊ Dorothy Garfinkel ◊Elaine Budnick ◊ Joanne Urban Karen Provence ◊Lisa Lewis ◊Louise Noakes ◊Noreen Rubin ◊Penny Czarnecki ◊Sharon R Dash ◊Susie Easley ◊ Ying Zhou





Featuring WONDERFUL local residing artists!





An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”








Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings.


When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist. Infuse your community by supporting local artists!



Artisans on the Ave boasts 3 showrooms within our gallery with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by our more then 40 featured artists.
Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.




Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!







For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460






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Celebrate The Art Of Jen Walls In Newly Published Book, “Blue Wild” At Free Book Signing And Reception

Jen Walls is an artist who inspires so many, with her “take chances” and “try something new” attitude. Jen’s artwork has been influenced by serendipitous meetings of people and we are the beneficiaries of her openness.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jen’s latest adventure, “Blue Wild – The Art Of Jen Walls”, which marries her artwork with poetry by Mary W. Cox.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception at ArtServe on December 2nd.  Stop by, get your book signed and immerse yourself in Jen’s world!




Event Postcard






Blue Wild – the Art of Jen Walls

Opening Reception and Book Signing:

Dec 2, 2016

 6 – 8 pm



Free of charge, refreshments will be served

Exhibit is available from December 2-29, 2016

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304




Blue Wild Book Cover




Paper, watercolor, ink
brushes piled in kitchen sink
notebooks stacked some miles high
glue on wings and watch them fly
furrowed brow of concentration
welcome to imajenation.




Jen Headshot 2

Artist, Jen Walls



How the book came to be…

“I met poet, Mary W. Cox in North Carolina several years ago at a gallery crawl and we just CLICKED. She’s been creating haiku poetry in response to my art ever since.  Tiny, with sparkling eyes and a quick wit, she enchanted me. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me. And yet our creative spirits called out to each other and then ran off to play together like lifelong friends. I believe this book was born in that first magical meeting when the universe winked at us”.




“We decided that creating a book together would be fun. Wouldn’t you know, a few weeks later I received a marketing email from Susan, a digital storyteller and book designer. After a brief video chat, we decided it was a perfect fit. She handled all the technology and design aspects (i.e.: we told her “oh, I wish it kinda looked like this…” and she made it happen!) and within three weeks we had a sample copy in our hands! They don’t call her the “art godmother” for no reason! Susan is amazing to work with, and she works remotely quite efficiently”.


Greta and Gus (for Grace)

“Greta and Gus” by Jen Walls



“Here’s the blue wild,where
tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak
birdsong, hold the moon.”
(by poet Mary W. Cox)





The book was compiled by Susan Nicolai of EyeSusan. Susan’s business is digital storytelling for artists, and she specialized in books, ebooks, interactive content and videos.


Here’s a link to Youtube where Susan posted a video blog



About Jen Walls:


Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights.  She left a career as a banking executive to focus on raising a family with her husband, Ron, and to pursue her vision as an artist.   After a friend asked her to attend an art class, Jen experienced her “ah-ha” moment.




“Go Fly A Kite” by Jen Walls


“The experience was a revelation of sorts,” Jen shares. “It’s amazing what can happen when you start saying ‘yes’ to new options  and step outside of  your comfort zone.”  Jen’s’ mother is a respected traditional watercolor artist but, while her creative influence is apparent, the stylistic approach of the daughter comes from another place entirely.  “What I do could be referred to as ‘outsider art,’” Jen says. “I never preplan and I regularly break the rules. I have complete freedom.”




“Chloe And The Reluctant Steed” by Jen Walls

Jen draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including shamanic folklore and primitive cultures. One particular trek to Portland, Oregon presented an opportunity to spend significant time with a person who drastically influenced her.  “I was attending a wedding and found that the groom was an anthropologist,” she said. “He offered to put me in touch with a Native American chief. I was very careful and respectful during our time together and I was able to learn so much about their culture…I was absolutely inspired!”


Yepa and the Magic Blanket

“Yea and the Magic Blanket” by Jen Walls

Jen, who makes her home in Plantation,FL, believes that it is important to make time for whatever your ‘calling’ may be and to nurture it so that life can be fulfilling and free of many frustrations that can manifest when people neglect their creative urges.  Best known for her ink and watercolor work that incorporates tribal patterns, symbolism and primitive markings, the Jen teaches mark making and doodling via the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, which offers original fine art from local artists plus workshops.



“Rabbit Malarky” by Jen Walls

Jen is active in the local art scene, promoting her work through art exhibits and pop-up shows. She contributes to a Miami, Florida organization that supports the Center for Great Apes.  The group provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets.

Sources:  Phil Perry, Lincoln-Times News; Jen Wall website; Jen Wall personal interview.


We urge you to sign up for Jen’s Facebook page – you will find a smile every time she posts!



For more information about this exhibit or Jen’s art:

Jen Walls,
Mixed Media Art and Malarkey

Member, Ciel Gallery






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Nancy Tilles’ “Painterly Realism” Is Celebrated At City Of Palm Beach Gardens Art Exhibition

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist and beloved art teacher whose artwork hangs in public and private collections  around the United States.  The City of Palm Beach Gardens invites the Public to a Free Reception to Meet the Artist on Tuesday, November 29th.  Nancy’s SOLO Exhibition is available now through December 7th at the Burns Road Recreation Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Nancy’s new works.  RSVPs are requested for reception.





“Painterly Realism”

Oil Paintings by Nancy Tilles



Meet The Artist Reception:

Tuesday, November 29

 5:30-7:30 pm



Exhibition: Now through December 7, 2016

Please Call and RSVP 

Call 561.630.1100 for Gallery Hours

 Free Parking and Free Admission

Burns Road Recreation Center
4404 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410



“Mandarin Duck” by Nancy Tilles



Nancy Tilles is an Award Winning artist known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. In the past, Nancy has enjoyed exhibiting her paintings in outdoor festivals throughout South Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Artsfest of Stuart, Naples Art Fair, Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and many others. Her paintings have represented Artsfest of Stuart and Jupiter Art Fest for posters and promotion. Influenced by living in tropical South Florida for over 30 years, Nancy has been lauded for the rich use of color in her art, and teaches painting to adults in Palm Beach Gardens. There, she shares her love of painting with her students.





“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles

“For fifteen years I enjoyed participating in outdoor art festivals where I got the chance to meet so many nice and interesting people. I made a conscience decision to stop exhibiting in this way when I downsized from a large home to a small villa. No longer could I have the luxury of working on three large paintings at the same time. My canvases shrunk from hiding me when I carried them to various small sizes that could fit on a bookshelf, Nancy explains”.




“Mia” by Nancy Tilles



“That also sparked a change in my subject matter. Although I loved painting fantastical scenes of underwater life, I had exhausted much of my inspirations and really just wanted to concentrate on painting from real life. I joined a life drawing group and paint from a model with them, once a week. I believe it is making me a better painter and teacher”, Nancy tells us.




“Peppers” by Nancy Tilles


Nancy shares,”Over the past year, I have painted many smaller paintings. This show represents some of the work I have done this year minus the paintings created with a live model . The subject matter is still evolving. I am excited to share my paintings with you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts”




“Acting  Guiding  Loving”  by Nancy Tilles




For more information about Nancy’s artwork or classes:

Nancy teaches oil and acrylic painting to adults at the Center on

Tuesday mornings and afternoons and on Wednesday mornings.

All are welcome.

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers wonderful classes to the community.

More information about classes can be found by calling 561-630-1100 or by visiting the center online at:



To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit:





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CJR Fine Arts & Frame Celebrates With Ferjo Exhibit And Meet The Artist Reception

CJR Fine Arts & Frame celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a special art event!  Meet Ferjo, one of the most dynamic and exciting artists on the international stage. Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. His work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame presents an Exhibit of Ferjo’s work from November 12 -19th, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars!  This is open to the public and free.








CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411



Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Meet World Renown Artist:





Special Reception:

Saturday, November 19

6 – 9 pm  

Exhibition Available Nov.  12 -19th








About Ferjo


Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946.  He studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1974-1979, where he concentrated on landscape and portraiture. It was during this time that Ferjo began painting Cubist style landscapes and eventually moving to realist portraiture. This latter style is best evidenced by a mock group portrait (1978-1979) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy, in which Ferjo posed his subjects in positions reminiscent of those of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Since receiving special accolades from the Pennsylvania Academy, first in 1978 and then again in 1979, Ferjo’s command of realist painting became widely recognized in galleries. After leaving The Academy, Ferjo’s natural artistry led him to explore a myriad of themes and styles, ranging from Realism to Surrealism.



Ferjo’s compositions combine the old masters and the new, in a magical bounty of color, surrealism, fantasy and beauty. His affinity for tokens adds a personal dimension to each work. Images of pencils, bubbles, fish, strawberries, and broken eggshells float throughout his work. The surrealist worlds he creates pay homage to Bosch, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Modigliani, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mucha and Chagall. In Ferjo’s world, the laws of perspective and scale are given new meaning; space and time are manipulated in fantastical arrangements, giving the viewer a sense of falling into another dimension.


Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. Ferjo is a master painter with a style he can truly call his own. Ferjo’s work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.






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