As splintering light fractions into thousands of colors, Laurie’s journey in life has encompassed many careers from runway model to graphic artist, from musician to singer, from teacher to artist. She believes the greatest influence in her life is the beauty God provides daily.
A degree in Art, eight years with an advertising agency, and twenty-five years teaching art has come full circle to top honors yearly at international art shows in oil, watercolor and photography. Viewing a Laurie Justus Pace painting is a rich experience that drips with color and emotion. Her passionate works are alive with movement, boldly created with a wide brush and a palette knife. She loves working with oils, dramatically carving out the paint and transferring her energy to the canvas and ultimately on to the viewer. Pareidolia is the name for what happens when Ms. Pace gazes at her thickly applied strokes of oil paint and begins to visualize equine forms. It’s the same term used to describe the phenomena of seeing animals in clouds or faces in the moon.
Laurie is a co-founder of four working groups of artists, Contemporary Fine Art International, Artists of Texas, Daily Painters of Texas and the Five Graces. She is an associate member of WAOW and the Oil Painters of America, The American Watercolor Society, Daily Painters, International Equine Artists and Professional Published Fine Artists. She is a listed artist on askart.com and artprice.com. She has exhibited and showed through out the world. Private collectors, senators, ambassadors and large corporations select her work to decorate their homes and offices.
Her artwork has been published and featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and books. She has been a featured artist in Western Art Collector, Appaloosa Journal, American Art Collector, the HITS on the Hudson Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix and in Cowboys and Indians. Her work has been published on the covers of Appaloosa Journal, The Appaloosa Mountain Directory, and The Sight Hound Magazine as well as several yearbooks, publications and CD music covers.
You can find her original paintings in The Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Earthworks Art Gallery, New York; SR Gallery, Hong Kong; Our House Gallery, California; and Mirada Fine Art, Denver, Colorado. Her most highly collected work is that of her painted ponies, Pace’s well loved abstract horse paintings.
Pace resides in Mt Vernon, Texas with her husband Terry, and her Kerry Blue Terrier Paddy.
Mirada Fine Art Denver, CO http://MiradaFineArt.com
The Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY http://raregalleryjacksonhole.com
The Dutch Art Gallery Dallas TX http://dutchartusa.com
Our House Gallery Eldorado Hills CO http://ourhousegallery.com
SR Gallery Hong Kong http://srgallery.com.hk/index_gallery.html
Laurie Pace Work/Bio PDF This is a downloadable PDF
Exhibitions and Art Shows
American Airlines International OMOT Art Show 2002-2005
Dallas Business Fine Arts Committee Show, NorthPark, Dallas, Texas 2002-2004
Cross Timbers Argyle, Spring 2005 Mixed Artist Show
Five Graces Art Show, New York, July 2006 Mixed Artist Show
Gillian Jones Gallery, Ohio, February 2007 Mixed Artist Show
Earth Works Art Gallery, Penn Yan, New York, One Woman Show July 2007
The Shooting Stars Gallery, Glenrock Wyoming, Two Women Show August 2007
The Rare Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, Mixed Artist Opening October 2007
The Rare Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, Three Artist Show July 2008
The Red Rooster Vineyards, Penn Yan, New York, One Woman Show August 2008
Earth Works Art Gallery, Penn Yan, New York, One Woman Show August 2008
The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas Texas, Two Artist Show September 2008
Patina of Marble Falls, Texas October 2008 Two Women Show
The Gordon Phillips Galleries, Bedford TX, Grand Opening Spring 2009
Patina of Marble Falls, Texas April/May 2009 Two Women Show
Summer Blooms SR Gallery Hong Kong July 2009
Moments of Grace Earthworks Art Gallery August 2009 One Woman Show
Artists of Texas Dutch Art Gallery Oct/Nov 2009 Group Show
The Woman’s Voice Dutch Art Gallery Dallas Texas April/May 2010 Group Show
The Equestrian Mirada Fine Art April 2010 Group Show
The Appaloosa Journal and Annual Appaloosa Show 2010
Hits on the Hudson The Fletcher Gallery August 2010
Hits on the Hudson Final Show Saugerties New York September 2010
Artists of Texas The Dutch Art Gallery Winter 2010
Mirada Fine Art, Denver Colorado Solo Show July 2011
Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole Wyoming; Group Show Summer 2011
The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas Winter 2011 Artists of Texas
Sight Hound Magazine October 2008
Appaloosa Directory 2010
The Appaloosa Journal July 2010
The Sayles School Yearbook
The Horseback Magazine June 2011
Hospice House Penn Yan, NY