Laura Lacambra Shubert, daughter of a Basque father and American mother, was born in Durham, North Carolina and grew up in Florida and Spain. The artist chose art as a career at an early age and studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Southern Methodist University, where she received her B.F.A. in 1986. After studying painting at Academie Port Royal, in Paris, France. for one year, she returned to the United States where she began exhibiting in solo and group shows across the country. In 2000, she was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, England (established in 1754). Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.
Laura now lives primarily in Florida, spending a few months each year in Spain where she gathers a great deal of inspiring material to paint from. “I work from life and photographs,” says Shubert. “Years ago all of my work was from memory and I found myself in constant pursuit of an inner voice rather than concentrating on the purity of painting. I now prefer the immediacy I achieve from the combination of life studies and photographs.”
Laura Shubert has chosen everyday subjects for most of her paintings. She finds that the simplicity of subject allows viewers to relate to the work and allows her to focus on the process of painting above all else. “I like art that can communicate to people who don't have a doctorate in art history. Anyone can feel or get something from my paintings. I'm seeking an intuitive and emotional response from the viewer. That, combined with skill and training, I believe, is the essence of good painting. “
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