I just can’t resist great art! Whether it’s an intriguing painting, an impressive sculpture or a creative art installation, I find art to be a stirring expression of humanity that just cannot go unnoticed. Good art is an important part of a well-planned living space. It can enrich and connect cultures worldwide.
On this colorful occasion, I find myself inspired by the work of contemporary artist Meredith Pardue, whose works are widely recognized for their abstract botanical forms and scenes derived from nature.
Laura Rathe – a renowned art dealer and gallery owner, widely celebrated for her work in Houston – carries the work of Meredith Pardeu in her gorgeous buildings and represents the artist internationally. Locally, you’ll find her works at Jean Marc Fray, one of my favorite antique stores, located on 6th street.
“My paintings are visual records of nature’s cycles of growth and decay. I combine the random actions of painting with controlled, deliberate mark making to describe each form, which is often floral or plantlike in structure.” – Meredith Pardue
More about the artist: The talented painter completed her M.F.A. at Parsons School of Design in New York. Following her art studies and education, Pardue traveled extensively across the U.S., finding and drawing inspiration from the varied regions and coasts of the South, Pacific Northwest, and Northeast. Today, Pardue’s works continue to gain critical acclaim, and are prominently displayed in several private and notable corporate collections including J. Crew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capital, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Oceania Cruise Lines, Scott and White Children’s Hospital, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in Architectural Digest, Dwell, New American Paintings, and Austin Monthly Home.