Founded by Florida artists William Schultz, Charlotte Dickinson, and Marjorie Bradley, of Vero Beach and Pauline Ney, of Ellenton, the organization remains based in Vero Beach.
The goal of the AIS is to promote the appreciation of the style of Impressionism with exhibitions, workshops and other media.” Membership is open to all Impressionist artists and any other persons who would like to support Impressionism. Member artists enjoy outdoor painting and figure and still life painting in the studio.
“Emphasis is always on capturing light and color, using broken brush strokes and thick impasto spots of color to create a dazzling impression of the subject”. William (Bill) Schultz, co-founder and chairman of AIS, is in his mid 80s and continues to teach Impressionism.