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.
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Tobacco Barn
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Fruits Stand under the Arch
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775

Courtyard with Kids
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775


Conceptional Reflection
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Dreaming of Roman Roads
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$575

Sari Clad Ladies
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$425


Downtown Stroll
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775

Apex Downtown 2
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$900

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Storefront Windows
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775


Barns at Hillsborough
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

The Barn with White Fence
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Urban Landscape
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$575


Houses at Mordecai
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Olde Raleigh House
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$575

Barns with Reflections
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775


Farmhouse with Cows
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$575

Downtown Apex
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$900

Neighborhood Horse Boarding
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775


Barn with a Donkey
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Shadow Pond under the Sun
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

Tea House
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$575


Lantern Lit Street
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775

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Three Street Performers
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$525

The Yellow Green House
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775


Live Oaks A
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$325

Live Oaks B
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$325

Magical House
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$900


Seated Nude Study
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$425

Red Barn
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775


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