Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen
Cary, North Carolina

Laura begins the painting process by taking multiple photographs, which she then combines and sketches into one composition. She takes a spontaneous approach to color, and often finds that her final paintings are quite different than her original intentions. As such, her color palette is vibrant and at times unexpected. Laura’s artwork is executed with stylized modernism, featuring heavy outlines and dramatic shadows. Much of her subject matter is architectural. “I especially like historical buildings in my area,” says Laura. “I am fascinated by the geometric shapes of the old buildings, their varieties and repetitions, their dramatic color contrast. To me, their simple structures have personality and dignity.” Laura works best when her studio is clean and well organized, and finds inspiration in the “miles of good paintings” hanging in the world’s great museums.

Barns with Reflections
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725

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Farmhouse with Cows
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$525

Neighborhood Horse Boarding
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


Barn with a Donkey
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725

Building with Geometric Shapes
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

Shadow Pond under the Sun
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


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Tea House
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$525

Lantern Lit Street
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$725

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Three Street Performers
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$500


Live Oaks A
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$300

Live Oaks B
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$300

Seated Nude Study
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400


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