Laura Varich

A Chance Encounter , 2019

Laura Varich

A Chance Encounter , 2019

Oil on canvas

36 x 48 in

$4,100.00

Imperceptible Breeze , 2019

Laura Varich

Imperceptible Breeze , 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 24 in

$1,800.00

Pinks, 2019

Laura Varich

Pinks, 2019

Oil on canvas

24 x 30 in

$1,800.00

A Patch of Sunlight, 2019

Laura Varich

A Patch of Sunlight, 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in

$3,900.00

Moonlight at Cloudbreak, 2019

Laura Varich

Moonlight at Cloudbreak, 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in

$3,900.00

Violet and Marigold , 2019

Laura Varich

Violet and Marigold , 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 40 in

$2,900.00

Filling the Silence , 2019

Laura Varich

Filling the Silence , 2019

Oil on canvas

48 x 72 in

$7,500.00

Outside the City Limits , 2019

Laura Varich

Outside the City Limits , 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in

$3,900.00

Fragile , 2019

Laura Varich

Fragile , 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 in

$2,250.00

Pieces of Sky 2, 2019

Laura Varich

Pieces of Sky 2, 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in

$3,900.00

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Laura Varich
Artist's Statement My paintings are a manifestation of my love for color and a desire to take traditional subject matter (landscape, floral and figurative imagery) in a contemporary, fresh direction. I want to create visual interest by using striking color and varied techniques to create my work. As an abstract-expressionist, I am most interested in form, composition and the interaction of color. The beginning of a painting starts with the creation of an interesting color palette. I work with hundreds of color swatches mixing and comparing them to find striking color combinations. When I approach the canvas I have a general idea about the subject that I will portray but the specifics develop as the painting develops. I may start the process by applying paint with a paint roller and then work the canvas with thin dripping washes of paint followed by thicker layers, with my primary consideration being the overall composition. I use an array of small and large brushes, palette knives and spatulas to create varied texture and movement of paint. After I apply paint to an area of the canvas, I step back to evaluate the effect, move forward to scrape back an area or apply more paint, back and forth, working quickly and letting my intuition guide me. The painting feels as if it advances through me, frequently surprising me with the result. My artistic journey is evolving with the continued exploration of exciting color combinations and interesting ways to apply paint. My goal is the creation of artwork that is striking, fresh and original. Resume Education (selected) 2002 to 2009 - Studio Oil Painting, Cheryl Battiato, Palo Alto, CA 2008 – Abstract Figurative Painting, Michael Azour, Palo Alto, CA 2001 – Life Drawing, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA 2002 – Sculpture, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2001 – Studio Drawing, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Exhibitions (selected) Aug to Sept. 2019 (solo), MDCA Gallery, FL Aug to Oct 2019, 5th Ave Painters, Tavares, FL May to July 2019 (solo), Tavares, FL May 2019, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, FL 2012 to 2019, Matamo Designs, Mt. Dora, FL Jan 2019, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, FL Dec 2018, University Club, Winter Park, FL Dec 2018, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, FL Feb 2018, Mount Dora Arts Festival, FL Dec 2017, University Club, Winter Park, FL May 2017, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, FL Mar 2017, Modernism Museum, Mount Dora, FL Feb 2017, Mount Dora Arts Festival, FL Nov 2016, Mount Dora Art Center Gallery, FL Oct 2014, Mount Dora Art Center Gallery, FL Apr 2014, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL Sept to Nov 2011 –Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL Nov 2010 to Jan 2011, Windhorse Gallery, FL June 2010, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA Apr 2009, Los Gatos Art Museum, CA May 2009, Saratoga Fine Art Show, CA May 2009, Los Altos Fine Art Show, CA Sept 2008 to Jan 2009, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA Awards / Press (selected) Orlando Arts Magazine Featured Artist, July & August 2019 Mount Dora Buzz Online Newspaper, May 2019 Curators Choice, Concealed and Revealed Exhibit, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden, Jan 2019 1st Place, Mount Dora City Flag Design, May 2017 Orlando Sentinel, Featured Artist, January 2017 1st Place, People’s Choice Award, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 2014 Pulse Magazine, Central Florida, Cover, Spring 2013 Orlando Magazine, Featured Artist, Paint the Town Exhibition, March 2012 Current Gallery Representation 2019- present 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, FL July 2012 to present - Scott Laurent Collection, Winter Park, FL Corporate Collections Windhorse Gallery (Permanent Collection), Eustis FL 2011 to present, on loan: Synergy Spa, Mount Dora, FL 2006 to 2008, on loan: Aragon Surgical Company, Palo Alto, CA 2006 to 2007, on loan: Mike’s Café, Menlo Park, CA
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