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The Light in New York City... Queen Esther by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Summer 2002    © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 The Apollo with Queen Esther  by Laurie Pace  Visit to see available artwork.   “In an effort to be the change that I want to see in the world, I'm officially one of nine board of directors for @jalopybrooklyn #Theatre and #Music School in #RedHook. I'm so grateful to be a part of a performance space that's committed to #Americana and #folk music traditions worldwide. # .” ― Queen Esther @queenesthermusic (Instagram 7 Nov 2020) It felt like a tale of two cities but it was more more like a tale of two musicians in two cities. It was in 2002 when my hubby brought home the New York newspaper several times a week that I came across an article on the Apollo Theater doing "Harlem Song" with Queen Esther starring in the production.  I loved the cast photo and was determined to paint it, but not to sell it ever. I sent it to Queen Esther. It was the first ti

A Season of Thanksgiving with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 A Season of Thanks | Life After Sixty  by  Texas Artist Laurie Pace  Visit to see available artwork.   “Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” ― Ann  Voskamp Terry and I were sitting here tonight talking about Thanksgiving memories together.  We both grew up in common households about a mile from each other... Family gatherings were the main stay, along with great food, laughter and love.  My mom went the over the limit with thick linen table cloths, fresh flowers, a huge menu of German delights and pies of every flavor. Between my two brothers and Terry and me, our children and later grandchildren, the numbers grew each year!  Do you have great memories of Thanksgiving? What did your family do or how did you celebrate it?  This year will be different... our family is not gathering. We are all staying home. Terry and I stayed pretty well quarantined for the last 10 da

A Season of Hope, A Season of Prayer by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Life After Sixty

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Life After Sixty: A Season of Hope. A Season of Prayer.  by Texas Artist Laurie Pace Visit to see available artwork.   “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. ” ― Mother Teresa We are coming upon the start of Advent of the Christmas Season. on the 29th of November is the first Sunday of Advent.  In preparation of a healthier mindset, I have decided to steer pretty clear of engaging in anything but this season of Hope and Prayer.   Yesterday I woke up early.  Sunday mornings I would rather sleep in a bit past 5 am! I decided to grab my ipad and listen to Pastor Morris' message from Saturday Church at Gateway, Southlake, Texas.  I do believe his sermon was meant to stir us into preparing our heart for what was ahead, both for advent as well as the situations growing violent throu

The Red Shoes - a Painted Pony, Contemporary Art by Laurie Pace with the Hans Christian Anderson's story of the Red Shoes

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Shiny Red Shoes  by Laurie Pace  24 x 30 Oil on Canvas Available with small black frame.  Visit to see available artwork.   “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi Shiny Red Shoes was so much fun to paint!  Notice the thick thick paint and the exaggerated strokes of color.  Exaggerated is the correct word for the story of Hans Christian Anderson.  Anderson's story "The Red Shoes" was written in  1845. If you have not read it, it was about a young peasant girl that was adopted and in her life she was very vain. She had an old pair of red shoes as a foster child that she loved so much, she had her new foster mother buy her a new pair of red shoes. They were elegant and fit for a princess. Sadly the young girl was so attached to them she would not take them off.  Along the way to church one day a mysterious older man, a soldier with a red beard

Seasons in our Lives. Bumps, scraps and bruises along the way... Laurie Pace, Texas Artist

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Seasons |  30 x 40 | Oil on Canvas  by Laurie Pace  Purchase Here. Visit to see available artwork.   It is birthday week this week. Normally it would be birthday month but our choices of doing things is slim with the Covid running rampant again. A large box arrived this morning and I will be unpacking it shortly! Meanwhile the painting above is entitled 'Seasons'.  This is a painting that has gone through four transitions to get to this point.  Even when I went to bed last night, I was debating destroying the canvas entirely.  The journey was that challenging.  This morning... everything changed. This morning I saw two things I needed to do and I did them and suddenly...  read more here. “  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. " Collisions 3:15  Laurie Pace  -  A Texas Arti