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  tgwilleyart.com  and www.fineartamerica.com.



“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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“The Art Of Marketing Your Art” Next Seminar Facilitators Include: Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Hugh O’Neill

Under the auspices of En Plein Air International Studios, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Hugh O’Neill will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Ilene is a well respected marketing professional for businesses of all types, a graphic designer and a fine artist. Rickie publishes The Rickie Report, a free-to subscribe website that promotes the art scene in Southeast Florida with a world-wide readership. Hugh O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed artist who has brought plein air painting back into the limelight in the U.S., and offers art workshops in Ireland and Europe, in addition to his own award-winning paintings.  The Seminars take place on December 1st and 15thWe share the details here and look forward to empowering YOU!  Spaces are limited to a small group so everyone receives the personal attention necessary to succeed.  









The Art of Marketing Your Art



Are you ready to sell your art but don’t know where to begin?

Do you want to enter exhibits but not sure how to apply?

Do you wonder how other artists get into galleries?



Ilene and Rickie’s previous Art Marketing Seminars have taken emerging artists and hobbyists to a new level of professionalism. The information they provide in two sessions will be enhanced by Hugh O’Neill’s experience as a gallerist and international artist. The basic skills and knowledge necessary to take any individual to a more successful level will be shared through power point, hand outs, anecdotal information, suggested reading, sharing of resources and hands-on exercises.



While the seminars center of interest is on art, we welcome other entrepreneurs and business people to attend. Most of the principals are practical for anyone trying to market their ideas or products.



The two sessions will be held at En Plein Air International Studios located at 226 Center Street Unit A8 in Jupiter, FL. Pre-registration is required for the $100 two-part seminar. Payment can be made via Paypal or by personal check. Space is limited to 25 people, so everyone has enough time to share their questions. Light refreshments will be served. We will be happy to recommend local restaurants, if you want to eat dinner before the seminars,which begin promptly at 7 pm. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1st and 15th and sign up now!



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Ilene Adams 561.346.0172




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