Camilla Webster is widely exhibited fine artist, best-selling author, TED speaker and lecturer, Webster’s painting “Cocktail Hour” inspired by Palm Beach’s evening light and energy was acquired by The Coral Springs Museum of Art in the fall of 2019. Webster will have her first solo museum show curated by White House fellow and world renowned artist Bruce Helander in May – June 2020.
“The artist’s most memorable and ingenious compositions possess a certain mystifying spirituality placed between the painterly lines that often seem dreamlike in an elusive abstract recreation of a special moment in time that’s worth documenting” writes Helander. “Webster has an innate ability to install invisible emotional gestures that seem to float and seductively recede like the tide into provocative abstract arrangements.”
Comparing his experience of visiting the work to that of his visits to Olitsky, Poons and Zakanitch in the 1980s. “Camilla Webster has developed a new body of work that strongly suggests she has joined a distinguished professional fraternity of the next generation of talented artists inspired by the Florida Keys.”
Webster was invited to exhibit in 2020 at Art Palm Beach and lectured on essence in the PowerTalks Art Palm Beach programming. In 2019 Webster exhibited at Art Basel Miami Beach at Scope and lectured at The Sagamore Hotel on social impact and healing through art. The Directed Art Modern has exhibited her series at Art Palm Beach, Art Aspen, and Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair. Her paintings focused on rising oceans were selected for The Palm Beach Cultural Council’s “Natural Narratives” exhibit which runs through May 2020. Coverage of Webster’s work and exhibits have appeared in the Miami Herald over Art Basel, her Keys Kintsugi series was the featured article on the front page of Florida Weekly. She’s also been featured in the Palm Beach Daily News, the Palm Beach Post and Yahoo.
Capturing the attention of the Miami art scene upon her arrival, Webster was given a solo show during Art Basel Miami week at The Edition Hotel sponsored by Sotheby’s ONE. Her work was then chosen by interior designer Elizabeth Ghia for “The Grand Salon” in the Miami Designer Show House at The Deering Estate last April. In the summer of 2018, her portraits and abstracts were part of “The Power of Her” exhibit curated by art patron and expert Tanya Brillembourg at IdeoBox in Wynwood, Miami. Mercedes Benz celebrated Webster’s work during Miami Art Week in 2018 with a special installation exhibit curated by Jill Deupi, director of The Lowe Art Museum.
Her TEDx talk “Art in Front of You” which focuses on the art of calming down has garnered thousands of views. Predominantly self- taught, Webster studied color field abstraction under Pat Lipsky at The Art Students League, New York in 2013 and at The Slade School of Fine Art, London in the summer of 2014 and went on to spend the winter of 2014 to summer 2015 in the studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. Mana Contemporary’s Vice President Shai Baitel says: “Camilla Webster has a message she delivers beautifully through color, line and form. Without a doubt her work will continue to gain attention in contemporary art circles, and draw an ever growing distinguished audience of collectors, gallerists and curators.”
Webster obtained her Joint Honours MA and BA in Modern History and History of Art from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 1995. Since 2013 Webster has exhibited in galleries and given art talks by special invitation in Miami, London, Paris and New York. Since 2010, Webster has lived and worked between Palm Beach. Miami, New York and the UK. She is a board member of The Clark Hulings Fund, and on the junior acquisitions council for The Norton Museum of Art. Webster currently maintains a studio and home in Palm Beach, Florida and spends time at Ocean Reef with her family.