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.

Piazza Cafe
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775

Town on the Hill
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$575

Snow Covered Town
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$575


Empty Shell to Past
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$775

City of Prague
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$775

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen 10/8/2018 | 4:09 PM

Hello P Free, Thank you for the posting and liking my paintings, which piece in particular do you like? Laura

commentsTown on the Hill
P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:53 PM

Or do you have any other collections elsewhere?

commentsTown on the Hill
P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:53 PM

but they prices are little beyond me. Would you have any flexibility on your prices?

commentsTown on the Hill
P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:52 PM

Hi Zhen. I REALLY love your paintings. I found you on this website by complete accident. I would love to buy one of your