Details to come on the opening night reception hosted by The Scout Guide Miami.
You can find Camilla Webster’s "Peacock Dusk" and "Kintsukori Key Largo at Plume in a window by acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Ghia.
Camilla Webster is a collected and exhibited fine artist, best selling author and speaker. Painting in South Florida since 2017, the New York artist has focused on the essence of Ocean Reef, and the water around the Florida Keys in acrylic on canvas. 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. Her work in private and corporate collections in New York, Palm Beach, London and Hilton Head.
Mercedes Benz will be celebrating Webster's work during Miami Art Week in December with a special installation exhibit curated by Jill Deupi, director of The Lowe Art Museum. The Ocean Reef Art League will be curating a joint exhibit of Camilla Webster and Pasta Pantaleo in January 2019, and a solo exhibit of her work is planned at the Roberto Russell Gallery in Islamorada later in the season.
Webster explores her ideas, working in acrylic, oils, video and photography. Themes are also informed by her background as a veteran journalist and storyteller at Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other international news outlets. Her TEDx talk "Art in Front of You" which focuses on the art of calming down has garnered thousands of views. Predominantly self taught, she studied 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.
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 Miami, New York and the UK.
Camilla is both British and American and is passionate about her heritage in each country. Christened in Framlingham Church, raised at Manor Farm in the summers and holidays, she attended boarding school at Beeston Hall in Norfolk, and later chose to return to the UK to complete her MA and BA in Modern History and History of Art at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Before university, Webster volunteered at the Sutton Hoo, trained in opera singing at The Britten Pears Music School, and studied drama and theater with luminaries like Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons with BADA and RADA at Balliol College, Oxford.
In New York she served on the board of The Shakespeare Globe, and her company has been a member of British American Business. She has spoken before veterans and the community at Framlingham college after returning from covering the war in Iraq and was featured in the East Anglian for her book dedicated to empowering women. Webster ran the London marathon in 2002 to raise money for a new St Johns Ambulance location, building on the legacy of the land given by her grandfather Alec Kindred Cooper. She is frequently in East Anglia spending time with family and enjoying her four British godchildren.
"I was introduced to Camilla Webster, a seasoned, accomplished, and respected intellectual and thinker in various disciplines many years ago. When she turned her attention to visual art and I was struck by her intellectual curiosity and ease with which she developed her artistic career with emotional depth and, yes, love.
Now widely recognized in the art world, including by Mana Contemporary, Camilla Webster has a message that she conveys beautifully in color, line, and form. Without doubt her work will continue to gain attention contemporary art circles and draw an ever-growing distinguished audience of collectors, gallerists, and curators."
Shai Baitel, SVP - Strategy: Mana Contemporary