Camilla Webster is a museum-collected and widely exhibited fine artist, best-selling author, TED speaker and lecturer. Webster is a New York artist but has been painting in South Florida since 2017, working in acrylic on canvas as she focuses on the essence of nature and the landscapes of Palm Beach, the Florida Keys and the American West.
Curated by former White House Fellow artist Bruce Helander, Webster will have her first solo show at the award-winning Coral Springs Museum of Art, opening in June 2020 and continuing through August 2020. Webster’s painting “Cocktail Hour” was acquired by the museum for their permanent collection in the fall of 2019.
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.
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 in 2013 at The Art Students League of New York under Pat Lipsky and in the summer of 2014 at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and went on to spend the winter of 2014 to summer 2015 in the studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.
Capturing the attention of the Miami art scene upon her arrival, Webster was given a solo show (sponsored by Sotheby’s) in the penthouse of Sotheby’s One Edition Hotel and Private Residences during Art Basel Miami Beach week. 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 Artspace in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Mercedes Benz celebrated Webster’s work during Miami Art Week in 2018 with a special installation curated by Jill Deupi, director of the Lowe Art Museum. Her work is in private and corporate collections in New York, Palm Beach, London and Hilton Head.
In 2019, she finished a successful year with The Directed Art Modern at Art Basel Miami Beach and SCOPE art fair, also in Miami Beach, and lectured at The Sagamore Hotel. D.A.M. has exhibited her series of works at Art Palm Beach, Art Aspen and Jackson
Hole Fine Art Fair and is curating a special exhibit and program for the EEE Summit and collectors.
In 2020, Webster exhibited at Art Palm Beach and had a well-received solo show at Paul Fisher Gallery. She is on the acquisitions council for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach and her paintings that focus on rising oceans were selected for the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s “Natural Narratives” exhibit (through May 2020).
Webster explores her ideas through working in acrylic, oils, video and photography. Themes also are informed by her background as a leading veteran journalist and storyteller at Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other international news outlets in finance, global affairs and more. She is co-author with Carol Pepper of the bestselling award-winning book, “The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power.”