Some artists have discovered the beauty of this little beach town as the tides roll in, the palm trees sway and new condo buildings emerge from the sand.
Passersby peer at their work as they paint on the beach or the A1A walkway during their Paint-Outs, large gatherings of artists seeking to show South Florida’s constantly changing panorama.
They are members of Plein Air Palm Beach, a group that paints in the open air, showing the grace of local landscapes, architecture, waterways and wildlife. They are showing their Highland Beach paintings in an exhibit at the Highland Beach Library Gallery through Dec. 15.
The group, which meets as often as four times a week, is easy to spot.
Each painter carries their studio with them, including an easel, paint, canvas, rags, oil, turpentine, trash bags, a hat and water. They choose scenic sites all over southern Palm Beach County; among the favorites are Old School Square in Delray Beach and the Wakodahatchee Wetlands near Delray Beach.
An upcoming exhibit at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach will document Florida wildlife.
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Paintings range from $250 to $900. For more information, email Maguire at [email protected]