Camilla Webster launches Her Eponymous Art Book
Palm Beach Book Store hosted Book-signing and Champagne Reception for Museum-collected Artist,
Best-selling Author and TED Speaker
Internationally collected artist, best-selling author and TED speaker Camilla Webster celebrated the launch of her book during an outdoor champagne reception at The Palm Beach Book Store this past Tuesday, March 9th. The much-anticipated book-signing attracted over 60 guests who gathered to have the first glimpse of her eponymous book featuring 129 pages of stunning art and striking. Webster entertained questions and signed copies of her hardcover and softcover book editions.
Among the noted attendees were Jean Shafiroff, Ruth Miller, Stan Collemar, Elizabeth and Ainsley Hewitt, Guy Clark, Diana Davis, Samantha Foerster, Karen List, Evelyn and Alexandra Harrison, Aida Flamm, Jack Lynch, David McClymont, Kelly Williams, Xiomi and Roby Penn.
“It was important to me to launch the book in a bookstore with a long heritage of carrying the best art and design books on the island and so exciting to receive so much support from my friends and residents” said Webster. Though she has lived and worked all over the world, today Webster calls Palm Beach home. “I’m excited to be an active party of the contemporary art movement happening in this town.”
With an introduction by the iconic collage artist and curator Bruce Helander, the book features a collection of almost 50 of Webster’s paintings that were due to be exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art last year. Due to pandemic difficulties, the museum had to limit the number of in-person visitors. Undeterred, Webster decided that if her legions of fans and collectors could not travel to see her work, her work would travel to them.
“This was about bringing my art far and wide, providing beauty and healing at a time when many of us are craving an escape,” says Webster, who is known for her unique style of narrative abstraction: capturing idyllic memories through abstract, colorful landscape. Webster counts Pat Lipsky among her many early art mentors and is inspired by British seascape artists Turner and Whistler. Her artwork is prized by many collectors and currentwork is currently on exhibit at the Paul Fisher Gallery at The Brazilian Court Hotel.
Camilla Webster book will be available on Amazon April 2021.
Photos by Annie Watt