It seems like every time I’m scrolling down on my Pinterest feed my eyes land on the beautiful work of Meredith Pardue. The colors appeal to me but also the organic compositions. I figured it was time to do some research on this artist and find out more.
She creates a ground by randomly applying drips and splatters in inks. She describes it as starting with chaos. With white paint she works intuitively painting out certain areas, editing until a composition begins to emerge. Using rollers, brushes and paint crayons she defines some edges to create tension between the hard edges and the soft blurry layers of paint. The compositions are inspired by Southern landscape she knows well. You can sense references to rocks, foliage, leaves, flora, algae, water and sky. She was born in Louisiana went to school in Savannah, Georgia and New York, New York and maintains a studio in Austin, Texas.
In this video she talks about her process and her inspiration.
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After watching the videos and studying her work I can understand why I’m drawn to it. It’s abstract but clearly inspired by the colors and shapes in nature. A girl after my own heart for sure. I hope I get to see these beauties in real life someday.