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Laurie Justus Pace

Artist's Profile

A Texas Contemporary Fine Artists, Laurie Pace ~ Stories in Oils, Watercolors, Pastel, Pencil

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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 co-founder of Contemporary Fine Art International, The Artists of Texas, The Daily Painters of Texas and The Five Graces. Other memberships include International Equine Artists, The American Watercolor Society, Professional Published Fine Artists  and she is an associate member of  WAOW and the Oil Painters of America. Laurie is a listed artist on and In addition, she has exhibited with the Dallas Committee of the Fine Arts in Dallas. Internationally 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. 

You can find her work in Mirada Fine Art, Denver, ColoradoThe Rare Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; The SR Gallery, Hong Kong; Earth Works Art Gallery, New York; The Gillian Jones Gallery, Ohio; Daily Painters, Our House Gallery, El Dorado Hills, CaliforniaThe Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Pace resides in Mt Vernon, Texas with her husband Terry, and two Kerry Blue Terriers Annie and Paddy. She began riding horses as an early age at a nearby stable in the heart of Dallas, near White Rock Lake. This love continued through her adult life and now she is able to enjoy the horses at the Fletcher Ranch in Mount Vernon, Texas.

She has been a featured artist in Western Art Collector, the Appaloosa Journal, American Art Collector and Cowboys & Indians.

"My art is a gift which comes through God; with this gift my paintings give on to you part of life's energy with a simple glimpse from His creation."     Laurie Justus Pace

Laurie Pace is a co-founder of and  She is a member of and  

College: Stephen F Austin State BFA Art and History

Educational Art 1982 to present In Perspective Studio Art Annual Juried Student Shows Art Teacher Texas Public Schools

Gallery Representation: Mirada Fine Art, Denver, ColoradoThe Rare Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; The SR Gallery, Hong Kong; Earth Works Art Gallery, New York; The Gillian Jones Gallery, Ohio; Daily Painters, Our House Gallery, El Dorado Hills, California; The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Awards and Juried Shows OMYT American Airlines 2001-06 Professional Works on Canvas First Place 2001, 2003, 2004 Second Place 2005 Honorable Mention 2006 Professional Works on Paper Second Place 2002, 2004 Professional Photography Second Place 2003 EBSQ Art

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 - Five Graces Art Show, New York, Mixed Artist Show, July 2006 - Gillian Jones Gallery, Ohio, February, Mixed Artist Show 2007 - The Shooting Stars Gallery, Glenrock Wyoming One Woman Show 2007 - The Rare Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, Mixed Artist Show November 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 2007, 2008 -  The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas Texas, Two Artist Show September 2008 - Patina of Marble Falls, Texas October 2008 Two Women Show. Dutch Art Gallery Fall 2009, Dutch Art Gallery Spring 2010, Dutch Art Gallery Winter 2010.

Magazine Covers

1. Appaloosa Journal July 2010

2. Sight Hound Magazine Winter 2008-2009

3. Appaloosa Peak to Peak 2009

Editorial Feature Coverage

1. Western Art Collector June 2010 

2. Appaloosa Journal July 2010

3. Western Art Collector February 2010

4. Cowboys and Indians January 2010

5. Appaloosa Peak to Peak Summer 2009

6. Western Art Collector August 2009

7. American Art Collector July 2009

8. Western Art Collector March 2009

Charities supported: Double HP Horse Rescue, SD Hospice House Penn Yan, NY Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Dallas TX Tourette Syndrome Greater WDC FEAT of North Texas Hoe Down in Cowtown

Memberships The Daily Painters American Watercolor Society The Five Graces PPFA Published Professional Fine Artists Listed Artist Blue Book

Laurie Pace holds all copyrights to work sold. The purchase of original art does not entitled the owner to the copyrights, or any use of the art in reproduction with out permission of Laurie Pace.

Artist Favorite Quote: "Every artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures." Henry Ward Beecher.

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