Avery Orendorf is an Austin-based muralist, illustrator and dabbler in Fine Arts. She lives with her husband and two sons south of the river where she spends her days playing, painting and doing more laundry than she’d like to talk about. She refuses to cook dinner and believes that a 100% taco diet is completely acceptable.
Avery’s hand-painted and hand-drawn graphics utilize clean line work, strong color combos and repeating patterns to create intricate but simple art pieces with a deep story potential. Her work is made for creative spaces, both on walls and on pages.
Avery started painting after an early career as a non profit professional and a quick break as a stay-at-home mom. Finger painting was fun and all, but Avery quickly realized that she needed a greater artistic challenge, so she opened the door to a new venture. A full creative life gives her all the necessary energy for epic Nerf battles at home.
Avery jumped feet first into the art world on a whim. She is self-taught through plenty of practice and hustle. She has managed in a few short years to bring her artwork from awkward to awesome and has developed a style of art that is distinct and recognizable.
Avery’s work has been shown at Women and Their Work Gallery, Art for the People Gallery, Art.Work Austin, and the Zach Scott Theatre as well as during the annual West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour.
On the interwebs, Avery has been featured in an Apartment Therapy House Call, and again for mural work and a furniture project . Avery has also been featured in Almost Real Things, SprATX and LiveMom.
You probably want to see her work in person. In addition to her residential clients, Avery has designed and painted murals for the following businesses and organizations (and many others).
"Loved working with Avery! She helped us come up with a concept and the executed it perfectly. She was also dependable and friendly. She create a beautiful mural that we're all proud of and we'll have her out to do more soon!" - Nick W, TradeMark Media Office Space
"Avery was amazing! She was friendly and professional and worked with our busy schedule. Her artwork brought our idea to life in our office and we would recommend her to anyone and will use her in the future as well." - Courtney K, Juice Marketing Office Space
"Avery painted two large mandala murals in my yoga studio. People cannot help but stare in awe and appreciation of her beautiful work!" - Austin Kula Yoga Studio
"We were completely satisfied with Avery on our project, from start to finish. She transformed a two-story wall in our home into a space that is welcoming, tranquil and timeless. She helped guide us toward a design, was very open to suggestions along the way and was excellent at translating our (sometimes differing) tastes into a design we were both happy with. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again and wholeheartedly recommend her." - Nicole B, Residence
"First off, Avery is an incredible artist, but she is also fun to work with! We gave her a vague idea of what we wanted her to paint in our daughter's room and she was able to design a unique and beautiful mural that is both modern and playful-- everything that we had wanted, but cooler than we had ever imagined! It is a unique and beautiful piece of artwork that we enjoy everyday!" - Dana S, Residence
"Avery recently painted a wall mural in the nursery of our soon-to-arrive son. Her first order of business was to reconcile the very different visions my husband and I had into one all-pleasing design. She nailed it! After helping us refine and agree on a vision, Avery executed the artwork perfectly. The trees and hippo she painted for us are modern, simple and trending toward realistic just like we wanted. Even without the completed nursery furniture in yet, Avery's wall art is makes the room feel more baby ready." - Cheryl B, Residence
It doesn't happen too often, but when it does you can find Avery's blog posts HERE!