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. Bold with color and live with movement, Laurie's style uses intense color and a wide brush or a palette knife. She loves working with oils, carving out paint believing energy transfers from her, to the canvas and on to the viewer. The viewer completes the work with their intake of the composition and the thought process that follows.
Laurie is an award winning listed artist and a member of The Five Graces, the American Watercolor Society, and Professional Published Fine Artists. She has exhibited several years with the Dallas Committee of Fine Arts. Internationally private collectors, senators, ambassadors and large corporations select her work to decorate their homes and offices. Her artwork has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books. Galleries in New York, Ohio, Wyoming, California and Hong Kong represent her work.
Pace resides in Mt Vernon, Texas with her husband Terry, and two Kerry Blue Terriers Annie and Paddy. Summer always finds them on the road collecting files of photos for a year of painting in the studio. A painting by Laurie Pace will be "you-niquely yours."
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
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
Charities supported: Double HP Horse Rescue, SD Hospice House Penn Yan, NY Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Dallas TX Tourette Syndrome Greater WDC
Memberships American Watercolor Society The Five Graces PPFA Published Professional Fine Artists Listed Artist Blue Book
Favorite Quote: Every artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher