Moore is an artist member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and has been
a professional artist for over 35 years. His favourite subject
matter is landscape and seascape in oils and watercolour, varying
his style between traditional and contemporary approaches to
professional artist and member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, is
well known in the area and has spoken at many community groups,
exhibiting locally as well as nationally and world-wide; the
courses were requested by those who met and heard him and saw him
exhibit over the years.
a student, Michael Moore read Chemistry at Nottingham University,
but after winning an international photographic competition, he
worked as a photographer before moving into painting.
has won several major art competitions, such as the national 'Pro
Loco' competition, and his pictures have been bought worldwide,
for example the American Embassy, the Lieutenant Governor of
Jersey, and Derbyshire County Council. Galleries throughout the UK
handle his work, and he has exhibitions in various venues such as
London, Jersey, the Lake District, Scotland and the Isles of
his art, Michael Moore is interested in pursuing the great
traditions of English landscape painting developed by Girton,
Constable, Cox and Turner, sharing their fascination with the
transforming effects of our elusive, changeable and magical light.
He also has a great interest in the French Impressionists,
especially Monet, sharing his love of colour and the 'envelope of
Moore is an experienced and sympathetic tutor, keen to de-mystify
painting as a craft and a gift. His advice to his pupils is to be
confident, and have belief in your own ability to think about what
you see, and translate this vision into paint. He believes that
all of us have the ability to do this, with a little guidance.
know that skills learnt will be of lasting benefit to me’, D.M.
offered solutions and opportunities, instead of seeing problems
and imperfections’, S.G July, 2014