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Monday, July 13, 2015

Modern Luxury Interiors Texas: Summer/Fall Edition

I am VERY honored to be included in the current edition of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas edition.  And in my favorite season, no less...summer!  Happy  Sunshine, Happy Summer!!  

P.S.  Check back soon for a preview of new work for my upcoming solo exhibition, V I T A L I @ Laura Rathe Fine Art in Dallas, a body of work celebrating light, water, and truth with a strong nod to Mother Ocean and all the life she carries with her.

The text is a bit difficult to read in the image, so here it is again below:

Living In Texas Art

Becca Hensley



As Austin artist Meredith Pardue continues to put paint to canvas, the design world continues to clamor for more.

Meredith Pardue’s paintings evoke the changeable nature of clouds as they transform before your eyes. Influenced by the "literal and spiritual textures of the South,” the Louisiana-born, Austin-based artist ponders universal themes in her works. In pieces such as "Epic Tides of the Mother Ocean” and "Lagoon at Xel Ha,” she dazzles with overlapping hues and color combinations as harmonious as the multitoned sea. Little wonder, then, that Pardue’s paintings - abstract, awash in organic shapes and often botanical-based-hang as statement pieces in prominent commercial locations and stately homes across the globe. In Texas, for example, you’ll find her works at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, in the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in Austin and in the BBVA Compass Bank’s corporate headquarters in Houston. You can also see them in her new book, Paint ($58 to $72,, a substantial collection of paintings created between 2013 and 2015. Critically acclaimed and highly sought after, the classically trained artist rarely paints on consignment. Her inspiration comes as gauzy dreams or gossamer visions of altered reality. "I start with random marks, usually a drop or drip of ink or acrylic paint," she says. By the time she finishes, the artist has addressed “nature, love and the mysteries of the divine." Pardue is represented by Jean- Marc Fray ( in Austin and Laura Rathe Fine Art ( in Dallas and Houston. Outside of Texas, she is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, La., and Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, Calif. She also sells directly from her studio. An exhibition at Laura Rathe Fine Art in Dallas opens Sept. 12 and runs through Oct. 10

Meredith Pardue creates her nature-inspired paintings in a sun-filled home studio in the Hill Country. "Art makes sense of pieces and fragments," she says. "It's a reflection of what is there.”

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WILD + FREE @ Jean-Marc Fray [Austin]

Opening in one week...WILD + FREE @ Jean-Marc Fray right here at home in Austin!


 Bird in Flight III: 40” x 30” ink and oil on canvas, 2015

Cenote II:  36” x 60” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2015  

Lagoon at Xel Ha: 48" x 72" ink and oil on canvas, 2015

 Mexican Midnight I: 36" x 36" ink and gesso on canvas, 2015

 Mexican Midnight III: 36" x 36" ink and gesso on canvas, 2015

 The Path at Athens:  72” x 48” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2015

 Riviera:  48” x 60” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2015

 Run Like the Wind:  48” x 48” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2015

 Wild Wings Free Flight I: 60” x 48” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2015

Wings Fluttering Oceanside: 60" x 48" ink and oil on canvas, 2015

 Totems of Elysia III:  55” x 55” ink, oil, & graphite on canvas, 2014

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What We Know So Far...2015 in a Nutshell

Happy 2015!!  This year is starting off with a bang, and we could not be more ready!  Here are some of the events on schedule for this coming year:  


WILD AND FREE @ Jean-Marc Fray [Austin]
Opening reception Thursday, March 5, 6-8 p.m.

TBD @ Laura Rathe Fine Art [Houston]
Opening Reception Saturday, May 2, 6-9 p.m.

TBD @ Bryant Street Gallery [Palo Alto]
Opening Reception Friday, September 4, 6-8 p.m.

TBD @ Laura Rathe Fine Art [Dallas]
Opening Reception Saturday, October 10, 6-9 p.m.


SEEING DOUBLE, Laura Rathe Fine Art [Dallas]
Opening reception Saturday, February 21 6-9 p.m.

TBD, Laura Rathe Fine Art [Houston]
December, 2015


Dallas Art Fair
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
Laura Rathe Fine Art Booth
April 10-12

Texas Contemporary
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010
Laura Rathe Fine Art Booth
October 8-11


Issue I

It has been  a few years since we have exhibited a new body of work in Austin, so we could not be happier to present this exhibition of new work in our very own Austin, Texas!  The work for WILD AND FREE is well under way, so stay tuned for images of these new paintings in the coming weeks.