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New Painting...

I am working on pieces for a show I will be having in the spring. This is a sneak preview... Funky Hair Day 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas (nfs yet)

Back in 2004...

I have been working on new artwork for a show I am  having in April  but I don't want to post any pictures yet. Instead I'm posting a painting that I did back in 2004 of a bird  doing the splits!! He he! 12" x 12" Acrylic on Board

Interior design....

Maureen used the colours in "Bluebell Woods" to decorate her living room. Great idea!

Artwork makes the room....

I love to see pictures of my paintings hanging on your walls... Thank you for sending them in and please keep sending them to me!

November 9th at El Camino

I was just sent this photo that was taken on Novemeber 9th by  Dave Gibson of snapd Northumberland West. Thanks Dave! Elaine Dunn, Nancy Moore, Carrie Severn, Heather House Happy Birthday Howie!

The artwork that finished the room...

Thank you to everyone who came to El Camino on Saturday. It was a very successful day and we moved a lot of artwork.  Thanks to Steven, owner of the restaurant, we all agree that the food was amazing!! A very special thanks to Carrie for running the show (and being fabulous)  and to  Dana for dealing with me over the last few weeks. This is a picture of the "teaser" already in its new home.  I think it looks perfect! Thanks for sharing your photos ladies! If you can... please send me pictures of your artwork installed on your walls,  like the one above - I love to see it!! Also, let me know if you are ok with me placing your pictures on my blog. Thank you!

So Excited!!

Remember to visit El Camino  THIS SATURDAY between 2pm - 4pm "I (heart) Birches 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

Remember next weekend...

Saturday November 9th at El Camino between 2pm - 6pm Please remember to book a table as the restaurant is filling up fast! Reservations: 289.252.2282 "Red Shoes" 24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

Getting Ready for El Camino in Cobourg

I'm going to call these paintings  my Teal Dot  Series... Northumberland Hills 12" x 12" Acrylic on Board  NOVEMBER 9TH, 2pm - 6pm

...right now at El Camino...

Steven was nice enough to hang this painting the other day in his restaurant,  El Camino in Cobourg. This painting along with a selection of others will be for sale  on Nov. 9th between 2pm and 4pm.  Ribbon of Fire 40" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas


The bright and beautifull fall colours  inspire my latest series of paintings... Fall Trees 36" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas Available for sale November 9th between 2pm - 4pm at El Camino Restaurant in Cobourg

Painted Places

OPEN HOUSE -  Painted Places   at El Camino Restaurant in Cobourg Come and check out my new paintings for sale, one day only! Sat. November 9th between 2pm and 4pm


This 3' x 4' painting has sold. Now I have room to paint more!!

Whitevale Paint Out

On Friday my sister and I attended a "Paint Out" (en Plein Air) on the Seaton Trail, in Whitevale, north of Pickering. It was a beautiful day to be outside. The salmon were spawning the light breeze was blowing and we were painting!  Janet is a new member of  OPAS (Ontario Plein Air Society) and, I imagine, I will be a member soon.  The picture below is Janet and Keith, discussing her work in progress. Check out the website: This is the painting I did on Friday. "Along the Seaton Trail" 12" x 12" Acrylic on Board $200 This is the fininshed painting of Janet's  If you are interested in this painting please email:

1995 Cottage Commission

This is a photo I found of a commission that I had done back in 1995. Its nice to be able to log completed works somewhere.  I wonder how much I charged? Cottage, Port Perry (1995) 16" x 20" Pencil on Board

And All That Jazz II

Art & Photo Show and Sale Sept. 17th - Oct. 5th GANARASKA ART & FRAMING, 105 Walton St., Port Hope back row - Oliver Steins front row - Janet Figueira, Judith Kreps Hawkins, Betsy Miller, Nancy Moore (aka, Batman :)   photo credit - Diane Arsenault  (aka, Robin :) The opening reception coincided with the All that Jazz Music Festival in  Port Hope last Friday.  The evening was busy and a lot of fun (even without alcohol!). Thanks to Oliver Steins for hosting this exciting annual event  and thank you to all the volunteers of Spirit of the Hills!  The show runs only till October 6th and is "a must see" if you are in the area.

Orono Fair

This painting just won "BEST IN SHOW"  last weekend... "The Brick Works" 20" x 16" Acrylic on Board

Mixed Media

I finished this piece last week and entered it into the Orono Fair.  It won 2nd place in mixed media and now its SOLD!! "Torso" 36" x 36" Mixed Media

My Shrinking Studio...

I really have to edit... and start painting on smaller canvas!

The Kawartha Arts Festival

This weekend was the Kawartha Arts Festival in Fenelon Falls.  Both my Dad, Wayne Moore and niece, Jaimie Figueira (17 years old) participated this year.  Jaimie sold 6 pieces including a wire sculpture. So proud of her! This is a picture of her and my sister, Janet setting up her booth on the stage. Isn't she AWESOME? 

I thought this was funny.... 'Cause its me!

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And All That Jazz II

The Spirit of the Hills (SOTH) in Port Hope is having another juried art show.  AND ALL THAT JAZZ II   Fall Art & Photography Show and Sale September 17th - October 5th Hosted by Ganaraska Art & Framing, 105 Walton St. Port Hope All works must be submitted Monday Sept. 16th between 10 - 2pm Opening Reception Friday Sept. 20th 5pm - 6:30pm visit for more info.


I think I have captured this very intimate moment... You know its funny, I keep forgetting how big this painting is  until I'm standing next to it! Sadly, this little picture  doesn't do it justice.  "Whisper" 36" x 48" Acryilc on Canvas $650


I have been working on a couple of new paintings...  this is one of them. "Elliott Rd." 12" x 12"  Acrylic on Canvas $100

Figure Abstraction

Hmmmm... **big sigh**  I think I need feedback. What are your thoughts?
And now................ Heeeeeeeeres Ursala!   (you may clap now :)
Keeping busy... "Road to Warkworth" 12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas $100


Here is another painting that I've been working on.  This is a picture of the new(ish) RBC Dexia building located at  Wellington and  Simcoe St., Toronto. Just before the Ritz -Carlton was built Seastar was working a lot at this location. I was fortunate enough to snap a photo of the reflection of the CN Tower at  the perfect time. I finally had time to paint it. I don't think one is able to see this any longer as the hotel has obscured this view... until now... "Reflection" 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

From one extreme to another...

I like to paint ..... the challenging human figure and colourful carefree flowers,  then beautiful country landscapes and, lately... the city! Cause... why not? I find if I concentrate on one subject  for too long then I become bored  and forget what attracted me to it in the first place. "The Brick Works" 20" x 16" Acrylic on Board


Lots of exciting things going on in the world of art in Northumberland! First of all, the Colborne Art Gallery has their Juried Art Show running now until Aug 18th.  I was there on the weekend for the Open House and met lots of very talented artists! There were 188 pieces of artwork submitted and only 55 artists were featured. I was lucky enough to be one of them!! The entire show featured only guest artists and the members of the gallery ran the event. A great idea and excellent way of getting new people into this beautiful space. I am considering becoming a member soon.... This weekend The Tate Gallery in Canton is celebrating THE FIRST 10, Saturday July 20th between 1pm - 4pm. Pamela Tate, the gallery owner who is also and artist, is hosting this event as a "thank you" to her many clients, family and friends. I am going for the free cookies and, of course, to see what she has been up to creatively. The show runs July 20th to August 4th.

My busy ART weekend...

This weekend is going to be full of ART FUN!! On Saturday we are going to Eric Field's Open House at  Impresario Market Gallery in Cobourg between 5-7pm.  On Sunday I am "sitting the show" again at the AGN in Port Hope ,  between 1-4pm so come and visit me!!  I then have to drop off my painting which was accepted into the  Colborne Art Gallery Juried Art Show. The reception is next weekend,  Sat. July 13th between 2-4pm. 
This painting, "Birch Study #2" has been selected to show at the  1st Annual Juried Art Show at Colborne Art Gallery ,  51 King St. E between July 13 - Aug 18.  The opening reception is Saturday July 13th between 2-4pm and will be a friendly affair with great refreshments and conversation.  Come on out and enjoy the hard work of local artists!
Come see "Pathway to the Pavilion" in person! This painting along with other pieces created by the members of Spirit of the Hills are displaying their work. I'm "sitting the show" tomorrow (Friday June 21st) at the  AGN in Port Hope, 8 Queen St.  between 2pm and 5pm.  Come in and say hi!
SOLD! Field Daisy 12" x 16"  Acrylic on Canvas
On the weekend my friend Carrie and I visited a little gallery named  The Tate Gallery   It opened in 2011 and is located just north of Port Hope. It is a beautiful venue that showcases the work of fine contemporary artists. Drop in and enjoy some inspiring art!!  Pamela Tate, who is the owner of the gallery, is also an artist and is the perfect hostess!
I have just entered this painting along with 2 others into the  Colborne Art Gallery  1st Annual  Juried Show July 13th - Aug 18th, 2013 My newest painting,  "Back to the Earth"  26" x 36"  Acrylic on Canvas
My painting "Pathway to Pavilion" was selected to appear on the  poster and other promotional pieces for:  Summer Fling! Sadly, the opening reception is Saturday June 15th....  same day as the Dragon Boat Festival, Port Perry. 
SOLD! Sorry everyone... It seems that I am falling behind on the blog. Someone contacted me months ago regarding this painting and I didn't mark it "sold". Then I forgot... Someone else recently told me they were interested in it and it all came flooding back! Whoops! Please... if you told me that you are interested in a painting and I didn't mark it off "sold"  call me or email me, I won't be offended! Nancy -  :)
SOLD! Maya will be moving in August from the Northumberland Hospital, where she is now,  to a private collection in Whitby, Ontario. 
I was over at my friend Sue's place on the weekend and I found a painting on her wall  that I had given her for her 50th. Very abstract - Its call "Glads".
This painting is called 3rd Line & Stewart Rd..... pretty imaginative, eh? The challenge was to make a boring road look interesting. This weekend I plan to tweak a painting which I had started about a month ago.  Hopefully by Monday I will be able to post it completed. 
 Lilac Festival in Warkworth Spirit of the Hills - May 25th and 26th We had a great weekend and the weather was beautiful (in the sun, lol).  We met a lot of amazing people both participation and watching.  Can't wait to do it again next year.  En Plein Air... Check it out! Living the dream! (well, one of Our HEADQUARTERS I've always wanted to try this!! He he.... :) Ever feel like you are being watched? Apparently, I was a natural! What blue dot? Janet with Jaimie and Dad chatting behind her.