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Heralded as a leader in the genre of contemporary realism, Laurie Regan Chase is an award-winning signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and is in many permanent collections throughout the Americas.
“My work documents the ambiance and daily experiences of various locales, through paintings that radiate with intense color and warmth. I look for the peaceful serenity which many coastal and harbor scenes afford, suggesting a simpler, calmer time, perhaps many generations ago. I love to capture the realistic images of a colorful row of buildings, or a singular, weather-beaten fishing boat and the reflections that randomly – or very exactly – dance back off the water,” stated Chase.
She paints both oil on canvas and watercolor of the countryside and coastline communities that she has visited in her travels. She has become known for her lifelike interpretation of reflections, so realistic one can actually feel the light, the heat and the motion of the water. Through skilled brushwork and use of the palette knife she creates a three dimensional quality to her realistic images.
Her goal is to tell a story of the harbors and countrysides of her journeys here and abroad, capturing the ambiance and character of each region. From translucent skies mirrored in a sheltered Mediterranean harbor to a 13th century monastary-turned-Domaine in Burgundy, FR, her compositions translate the reality of the setting onto canvas and paper.