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Message from Renate M Reuter, President & Founder

Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. (PFPS)

"We are an independant fine art organization for Portraits and Figures because:

We believe in the power of good fine art -especially the traditional and

academical subjects that are tought by the best and recommended fine artists 

We are first of its kind in SW Florida - established 2007

We are dedicated to the preservation of representational art and

fine art education"


It’s the goal of the ‘Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida Inc.‘or ‘PFPS’ to reach talented youth and adults to provide a creative outlet to find those rare and exquisite skills. Founded in 2007 to foster classic and contemporary painting in various forms, the group’s founder and president, Renate M Reuter, who is an advocate for the fine arts and its artists said traditional art is enjoying revival among southwest Florida artists, but many with hidden talents lack exposure and promotion due to funding issues and other diversions.

The group received and maintained its 501c3 non-profit status. Reuter expects that scholarships and other learning tools will become available to gifted and deserving students and artists. Reuter, a former corporate buyer, a publicist, and professional artist living in Ft. Myers, where her group is based hopes to find these people like a ‘talent search.’

 We promote all the fine art figure and portrait painting and sculptures in variousl medium and styles that includes Classicism,Traditional, Abstract , Contemporary Art, Still Lifes, and various Scapes.

Also, Classical Art is mostly defined by the Renaissance era, a period in the 16th and 17th centuries when painting, sculpture and other art forms took on a refined and structural orderliness. The use of geometry and grids, rigorous discipline and the formation of schools of art and music was found mostly in the Italian genre. Michelangelo’s works in oil and sculpture, for example, are as exquisitely detailed and emancipating today as they were then.

Please note: 90% of today's fine artist have an Old Master as art Idol from past times from which they adapted many skills. Therefore, these skills are taught in many top art schools and great many prominent people have their portraits painted by good artists. R

All Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you.


Although some schools and groups focus on classic arts, the style has largely been relegated to museums and private collections, where patrons stand before these artistic shrines in appreciative awe. In order to revive interest and provide an avenue for aspiring and cross-generational local artists, the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida offers instructive “art-talk” meetings, forums, workshops, exhibitions, promotions and other outlets for those practicing various forms of traditional art. The group hosted a well-attended and highly educational workshops and Demos with well known

  • Master Steven Assael, NYC

  • Rob Liberace, Virginia

    Frank Covino, Vermont

  • Paul Leveille, Connecticut              

  • Charles Miano, Sarasota              

  • Douglas Flynt, Ft. Myers                   

  • Neil Walling, Bonita Springs


*Steven Assael  

*Greg Biolchini, N Ft. Myers 

* Ted de Clercq, Naples

*Peter Sargent, Bonita Springs

* Kerry Vossler, PSA

*consulting honorary members of PFPS’s organizational board.

The group’s mission is sure to accelerate with new and positive awareness and programs, Reuter said. traditional, contemporary, and classical art “has an important place in southwest Florida,...and yes, there is great development for our oil painters and drawing artists too......” she said “We’re very excited about the future.”

Portrait and Figure Society of SW Florida, Inc.’ timetables,

contacts and details are also available (239) 481-2081.

Mission Statement

The Portrait and Figure Society of SW Florida, Inc has been established to: Promote, stimulate and foster creative and classic painting in various media and various styles Encourage and promote portrait and figure artists in their professional growth and successDevelop instructive programs and activities with exhibit opportunities benefiting the artists and the Portrait and Figure Society of SW Florida, Inc. Procure donated funds for collegiate scholarships to assist artistically talented and deserving students.This new organization is directed by a governing board of artists with professional advisors.

To become a member or sponsor you will have good benefits.


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To promote, stimulate and foster creative fine art painting in various
Media and styles. To encourage and promote fine portrait and figure
artists, teachers, students, our communities - national and international,
in their professional growth and success.

Copyright 2007 * All Rights Reserved ®
* Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc.
S Fort Myers, Florida, 33967-2966 * Tel.: 239-481-2081 Web:
We are a USA 501c3 approved non-profit organization.