There stand four graceful tiled columns depicting the four missions
downriver from the Alamo. Unobtrusive but nevertheless distinctive,
images are executed with pebble-like brushstrokes in fresh spring
San Antonio Express-News
Standing before Flato's paintings, you can virtually feel the
(New Orleans) Times-Picayune
Flato's imagery comes from the surroundings. "I paint my
friends, and the stark Texas landscape. I always try to have a camera
for lucky breaks. During a weekend, I usually take about four to
of film; then the next week, I paint what I saw the weekend before.
Ceramic Monthly magazine
... Whether she's re-creating a Hill Country river scene or
families and communities in gatherings small and large, Malou Flato
knack for fluid interplays of light and color in her watercolors.
also created bright, expansive tile murals for a school near Seattle,
children's hospital in Austin, and a Boston subway station, among
[Malou Flato] successfully combines a painterly approach to
realism with a
delicate but accurate rendering of the human forms in the work.
hair and skin tones, reflective surface of the water, and whispering
and shadow are notable.
Kathryn McKenna Bolger