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 that the greatest influence in her life is the beauty God provides daily.
A degree in art, ten years with an advertising agency, and thirty-five years teaching art have brought her full circle to top honors yearly at international art shows in oil, watercolor, and photography. Constantly pushing the edge, Laurie presses in her work for discovery and celebration. Her compositions are fluid, with color and dimension setting the pace for a unique painting every time with a new journey. 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.
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 founder of Visual Language Magazine, serving as Executive Editor from 2012 to 2015. She is also an associate member of WAOW and the Oil Painters of America, The American Watercolor Society, Daily Painters, and International Equine Artists. 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, Cowboys & Indians, and the HITS on the Hudson Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. Her work has been published on the covers of Appaloosa Journal, The Appaloosa Mountain Directory, and The Sighthound Magazine, as well as on several yearbooks, publications, and music CD covers.
Her most highly collected work is that of her painted ponies, well-loved abstract horse paintings. Laurie resides in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area with her husband Terry and their Kerry Blue Terrier Paddy.