Camilla Webster is a museum-collected and widely 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 is in private and corporate collections in New York, Palm Beach, London and Hilton Head.
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. The Ocean Reef Art League curated 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. Webster currently maintains a studio in Palm Beach, Florida.
Critics Are Raving
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
"Camilla Webster is an emerging contemporary artist to watch in Miami. Her use and understanding of color is unique. Her intellectual response to world around her in her paintings show she will deliver much in the coming years."
-Tanya Brillembourg, Curator and Art Consultant
"Working with Camilla and her team was wonderful. Camilla created an exceptional art and evening experience that highlighted the penthouse at The Edition beautifully. The event over Art Basel Miami introduced a remarkable and diverse group of international influencers, collectors and real estate investors that matches the standards of One Sotheby’s and our properties."
-Anna Sherrill, Regional Director of Sales: One Sotheby's
"Working with Camilla was a pleasure. I explained my vision and then looked forward to her interpretation of that vision. The final work was far beyond my expectations and more breathtaking than I could ever have imagined! The thought process behind Camilla’s work, when explained, adds yet another dimension, and adds to the contemplative side of her more abstract pieces.
Camilla’s pieces for the showhouse were just what was needs to breath new life into a historic space, but keep within Charles Deering’s vision of supporting local artists. They blend seamlessly into any interior design style and invite the viewer to linger in the room and consider the deeper meaning."
-Elizabeth Ghia, Interior Designer
Jun 13-Aug 15: Solo exhibit at Coral Springs Museum of Art curated by Bruce Helander in Coral Springs, FL (Opening reception Jun 13)
Feb 26: Solo exhibit with Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach, FL
Nov 29: Artist's Reception for Keys Kintsugi: Healing, Memory & Rebirth at Ocean Sotheby's Roberto Russell Galleries in Islamorada, FL
Nov 6: A Night on the Via Bice in Palm Beach, FL
Oct 4-Dec 30: Keys Kintsugi: Healing, Memory and Rebirth presented by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty and curated by The Directed Art Modern at Roberto Russell Galleries in Islamorada, FL
July 31: The Marseilles Hotel in Miami Beach, FL
Flower Power: Exploring the Feminine and Inhale: Abstract Meditations
The Penthouse @ The Edition
Dec 3-7 Miami Art Week
In Front of You
Dec 5-8: Art Basel Miami (Details coming soon!)
Nov 30: Studio 1608 Season Opener with Adam Dolle in Palm Beach, FL
Art Santa Fe in New Mexico
Camilla Webster and Pasta Pantaleo
Ocean Reef Art League
Ocean Reef Club
Curated by Sherri Harris
Ocean Reef Art League
The Spirit of South Florida
Curated by Jill Deupi
Director of the Lowe Art Museum
The Power of Her: Camilla Webster and Maria Christina Carbonell
Ideobox Artspace curated by Tanya Brillembourg
The Grand Salon: Reinterpreted
The Deering Estate
Miami April 15 -29
Lose My Mind
A Celebration of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Costin at The Catherine Townhouse
New York City
New York June 23-29
Work in Progress
Jersey City. Monthly VIP reception and Preview
Monthly Weekend Arts Celebration
An Evening of the Arts
Karis Art Gallery
South Carolina for Island School Council of the Arts
Curated by Pat Lipsky for the Art Students League
Phyllis Harriman Gallery