Laura Lacambra Shubert
Plum colored juicy red wine in a paper-thin glass goblet, two bare feet pressed gently onto a water-glistened sandy beach, chipped tile on a weathered patio floor, a sun-kissed façade of a French chalet, and the luminescent fire of a candle are just a few from the extensive scale of subjects Laura Lacambra Shubert represents with her very loose yet splendidly elegant brushstrokes. Light and shadow perform as the key elements in each creation where strategic yet seemingly effortless strokes of bright white acrylic depict an intense sunlight on sculpted outdoor boxwood. Tints & tones of gray offer dramatic shadows underneath a simple stack of plates, and contribute to the movement of a multitude of creases in a chef’s apron. As James R. Nelson, of The Birmingham News states, "these paintings are simple, direct, rich & lush. As visual panaceas, they demand little from the viewer and offer a quiet haven for the stressed." Shubert was born in Durham, North Carolina, raised in Florida and Spain, and at a young age chose art as a career. Laura received a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University where she studied painting, drawing and printmaking. Shortly after, she studied painting at the Academie Port Royal in Paris. Currently, her work is displayed at a select groupof galleries in the US.