Nancy Moore is an award-winning artist who uses wax crayon, paint, pencil, woodcut, and fiber to create her images. Her work explores the fragile yet resilient relationship between humanity and the wider natural world. She is especially interested in the theme of transformation and shape-shifting; the ways in which all living things continuously change, evolve, morph, regress, and adapt, along with the transformation of different materials into evocative messages.
The artist’s “color epiphany” occurred when she opened a deluxe 96-pack of Crayolas in 1998. The scent and feel of those crayons transported her to her childhood playroom, where she spent hours drawing, and this ignited her artistic career as an adult. To create her mixed-media images, Moore applies the crayons within the barest pencil outline. When the paint is laid on top, a wax relief – or batik effect – is created. Layers of crayon, paint, and pencil are applied until a fabric of woven texture emerges. Collectors have also responded enthusiastically to the prose Moore composes on some of her pieces.
Moore’s work has garnered the interest of a broad collector base from Vermont to California, and has been featured in the book Cayman by Joanna Hurwitz and Amanda Lumley. She has exhibited widely at museums, galleries, and public institutions including Yale University (a one-woman, yearlong show in New Haven CT), Housatonic Museum (Bridgeport CT), Curtis-Pelham Gallery (New Canaan CT), River Street Gallery (New Haven CT), 22 Haviland Street Gallery (Norwalk CT), Robin Alexander Gallery (Kent CT), and the Cultural Allliance of Western Connecticut Gallery (Danbury CT). In 2014, Moore was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists. She is an artist member of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center (New Canaan CT), Ridgefield Guild of Artists (Ridgefield CT), and Katonah Museum Artists Association.
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