I have an inherent weakness for artwork that combines nature inspired imagery in a completely abstracted way. ( See the work of Susan Morosky, Deb Haugen, Brenda Hope Zappitell and countless others! ) The work of Austin artist Meredith Pardue captured me with saturated color and expressive yet achingly familiar shapes.
In the same way that nature lovers commune with the outdoors, Pardue converses with her canvases. Her paintings are intuitively expressive, filled with bright color dotting expanses of negative space not unlike the way rocks are scattered in lakes and rivers.
Her Bloom series reminds me so much of the peppering of wildflowers all over the mountainsides during our Northwest summers.
To see more of Meredith Pardue’s work, please visit her website. Be sure to check out some of her other series of work– amazing stuff!
Featured image is Bloom XXV, ink, oil and oil crayon on canvas, 88×60. All images are via the artist’s website.