As an artist, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to paint and draw without boundaries. My style is largely experimental with an emphasis on landscape, figure, portrait and abstract art. I never set out to replicate an image but instead strive to convey a mood or evoke an emotion using loose lines, rich textures and bold colours.
I find on dreary days I'm in my studio craving colour.
Even when my intention is to paint a dull, somber scene
I feel compelled to use lots of warm reds and yellows.
Blue Sky is on the Way
48" x 36" (Diptych, 2 @ 24" x 36")
Acrylic on Canvas
On the weekend the Spirit of the Hills hosted the Great Portrait Challenge. 4 of us artists spent Saturday morning creating a portrait of Lou Rinaldi, MPP of Northumberland-Quinte West. A great time was had by all and Lou ended up leaving with all 4 portraits. www.spiritofthehills.org
Nancy Moore sketching Lou Rinaldi
Judy Hopkins, Mandy Bing, Lou Rinaldi, Nancy Moore
Nancy Moore and Lou Rinaldi
Recently I had decided that my blog needed a new fresh look. I was able to revise and test it last week and, hopefully, I've ironed the bugs out. What do you think? On the weekend I was busy working on a new idea. The beautiful autumn colours (and rain) make it easy to "waste time" in the studio. I was up all night with this one and very excited to see where this piece will take me. I will post pictures when it's complete.
On Thursday October 19th, twenty-five Canadian artists generously donated their work to the Art of Giving, charity auction organized by York Region to benefit those in need in the community. Almost $10 000 was raised for the United Way Campaign.
Smoke Bush in its new setting. Thank you Crystal. Enjoy!