Michael Moore is an artist member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and has
been a professional artist for over 25 years. His favourite
subject matter is landscape and seascape in oils and watercolour,
varying his style between traditional and contemporary approaches to
Michael, 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.
As 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.
He has won several major art competitions, such as the national 'Pro
Loco' competition, and his pictures have been bought world wide, 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 Scilly.
In 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 light'.
Michael 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.