Landscape paintings are a dime a dozen in Florida. Whether in central Florida or further south, the varying incarnations of beach, palm and sand scenes are ubiquitous throughout the state.
However, one local artist's landscapes are notably different and refreshing. The sophisticated abstracts of Laura Varich, often feature rich jewel tone colors with pops of vivid color for contrast and interest. Her bold style of loose geometric color fields is created by painting and scraping, all of which provide an original point of view to natural landscapes.
Varich, a California native, also paints abstract florals that feature seemingly simple flowers. However, the appearance of their ease is incredibly misleading. The contemporary flowers have depth in their layers of strokes, colors, scrapes, blends and contrast that is very difficult to achieve.
Varich's oil paintings are currently being featured in the THRIVE exhibit in downtown Mount Dora. Art lovers can view the exhibit showcased in the large windows on the corner of Donnelly Street and 4th Avenue in the heart of downtown. Varich's exhibit runs through the end of July. Besides being exhibited locally, Varich's large canvases are also featured in the Scott Laurent Collection in Winter Park.