Laurie Justus Pace
As splintering light fractions into thousands of colors, Laurie Pace’s journey has encompassed many careers from runaway model to graphic artist, musician to singer, and teacher to artist. She believes the greatest influence in her life is the beauty God provides.
A degree in Art, eight years with an advertising agency and twenty nine years teaching at has come full circle to honors yearly at international art shows. Viewing a Pace painting is a rich experience dripping 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 the 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 colds or faces in the moon.
You can find her work in: The Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Mirada Fine Art, Denver Colorado; Robert Kelly Gallery, Park City, Utah; The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas Texas; Earthworks Art Gallery, New York; and the SR Gallery, Hong Kong