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"Looking South in October"  SOLD!

Autumn is Too Short!

The colour of these leaves were stunning!  I'm glad I was able to see them before the wind took them away. It's a great idea to  buy a painting of fall so you can enjoy it year round :).  Hey look, this one is available...  Leaves Ablaze 36" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Dreary November?

It seems to me that at this time of year, November, people are depressed.  I think it's because it gets dark at 4:30, it's getting cold. Outside there is a total lack of colour!  'Tis the season to paint adding extra unexpected bursts of bright and happy values.

Funky Beats 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Craving Colour

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

The Great Portrait Challenge - 2017, Cobourg

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.
Nancy Moore sketching Lou Rinaldi
Judy Hopkins, Mandy Bing, Lou Rinaldi, Nancy Moore
Nancy Moore and Lou Rinaldi

Finished! (finally)

Looking South in October 48" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

New Blog Look, New Autumn Painting!

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. 

The Art of Giving

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!

Live Auction at Newmarket Town Hall

Summer is over...

Back to work!
This painting is on my easel right now.  There are 2 more in my studio that I'm not finished with yet which I will post shortly. 

October 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Remembering Winter?

Yes, because on my easel is a painting of snow! I guess I wasn't done with winter. 

Long Winter Shadows 48" x 36"

Art Installation at MacCoubrey Funeral Home

Congratulations to Scott MacCoubrey of MacCoubrey Funeral Home.  He and I hung these 2 hugh diptych paintings last Saturday. 

On my easel today...

I've been working on a big diptych commission. 
This is the first of two paintings. I will post a photo when they are installed.  "Welcome Spring" 120" x 48" (Diptych)

Great Success at the Artist Project, 2017!

It was a lot of work and a lot of planning but it was very gratifying! There are so many wonderful people who run the show and who are working the show and who are visiting the show. Below are just a few photos I was able to take to document the night. It was a very successful event.
Booth #732
Just before the action begins...
I had to shuffle paintings around everyday so no 2 photos are the same... :)
 Nancy L. Moore and my fabulous booth mate, Carrie
 Dana, chatting up some potential buyers...
On Friday they had Art Battle!! It was a very exciting evening.
Thank you for all of your kind words and especially to those people who helped set up and tear down and who worked the booth! Looks like I'm doing it again next year!!!

Rotary Club of Cobourg Annual Sportsman's Night

This past Friday February 3rd was the 32nd Annual Sportsman's Night in Cobourg.  The night included wine tasting, beer tasting, dinner, auction (hundreds of items!!) and draws. It was such a great time with amazing people. This year I was asked to be the Featured Artist. I donated a painting which was included in the live auction along with a select group of "big ticket" items including sports tickets and trips.  Below is the winner of my painting, Petra. Congrats!! Mario Pareja (President/Owner of Cobourg KIA), Petra Beker with Nancy Moore painting "Tomatoes vs. Frost"

Not Quite Naked...

I find if you take a sexy painting and name it  something like...Pillows, it takes the dirty out of it :) Pillows 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas
(available at  The Artist Project, Toronto - Feb. 23 - 26)

I've been busy...

Painting for the Artist Project!
February 23rd - 26th

...and now for something a little different .
I still haven't decided whether I'm going to finish a 
"Chernobyl" series and if I'll bring them to the Artist Project.
I'm open to feedback...
Life After Chernobyl 48" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas

Artwork Can Make a Room!

Look how this painting creates a colour pallet that the rest of the room  decorations can pull from. The pillow is also a painting! Margaret's Party 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas

Happy New Year

I managed to finish this piece over the holidays.  It's 48" x 36" and was easy to work on with my new super-duper easel. 
Blue Icing 48" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas