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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Dreaming of Roman Roads
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$525

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Discover Original Art by Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen | Sari Clad Ladies acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Sari Clad Ladies
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Downtown Stroll
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$725


Apex Downtown 2
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

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Discover Original Art by Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen | Storefront Windows acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Storefront Windows
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725

Barns at Hillsborough
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


The Barn with White Fence
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725

Urban Landscape
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$525

Houses at Mordecai
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


The Blue Barns
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725

Olde Raleigh House
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$525

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


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

Downtown Apex
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

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


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

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

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


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

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Discover Original Art by Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen | Three Street Performers acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

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

The Yellow Green House
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


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

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

Magical House
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825


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

Red Barn
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$725


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