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Artist CV

Nancy L Moore, SCA OSA

Born in Ajax, ON, and currently lives in Newtonville, ON



Born in Ajax, Ontario I grew up in a household where art and creativity were always encouraged. I credit my father Wayne Moore, a retired artist living in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, with giving me a solid foundation to build on.As an artist I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to paint and draw without boundaries. I enjoy experimenting with different mediums working mostly in acrylics. My style is largely experimental with an emphasis on landscape and figure abstraction. I never set out to replicate an image but instead strive to convey a mood or evoke an emotion using loose lines, rich texture and bold colours. In the future I would like to paint full time and enter International shows, travelling across Canada and beyond.I have enjoyed showing across southern Ontario including galleries in Cobourg, Port Perry, Collingwood and Toronto. For the past 5 years I have exhibited at the Artist Project in the Better Living Centre, CNE Grounds, Toronto.

Professional Development

I graduated from George Brown (Toronto) Graphic Design Program majoring in Advertising. Since 1997 I’ve been the co-owner of Seastar Images Inc. a graphics company located in Ajax, and although I’m still involved in the graphic design industry my passion has always been fine art.

I have enjoyed furthering my personal artistic development by attending workshops such as jewellery making, encaustic painting, detailed portraiture and Figurative Abstraction Classes with Brian Smith.

Contributions to the Artistic Community

I helped run and organize the Uninstructed Figure Drawing class in

Port Hope and Cobourg, 2016 - 2019

I was a guest competitor in a local portrait competition

(subject Lou Rinaldi, MPP) run by Spirit of the Hills, Nov. 2017

I have donated artwork to the Art of Giving charity auction organized by United Way and York Region to benefit those in need, 2017 & 2020

I was invited to be the guest feature artist and I donated artwork for the

32nd Annual Sportsman Night run by the Cobourg Rotary Club, February 2017

I was commissioned to paint the farewell gift of Deputy Chief Tom Carrique as he embarks on his new position as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police

April 2019

I participated as a Wild Card Artist in the TV program,

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, in Cobourg ON (Marble Media)

September 22, 2019, (Televised Feb, 2020)

I was one of two jurors for the Bellville Art Show in September 28, 2019.

Memberships & Affiliations

Society of Canadian Artists, SCA

Ontario Society of Artists, OSA

The Noodle Gallery, ON

A Gift of Art Gallery, Newcastle, ON

Spirit of the Hills, Northumberland, ON

Informa Exhibitions, Toronto, ON

Artists Network, Toronto, ON

I have been a member of and included in juried art shows:

Ajax Creative Arts, Ajax

Pine Ridge Art Association, Ajax/Pickering

Whitby Station Gallery, Whitby

Oshawa Art Association, Oshawa

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Lindsay Gallery, Lindsay

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville

AGN Art Gallery, Cobourg

Spirit of the Hills, Northumberland

Art Works, Oakville

Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge

Art Exhibitions

2020 TOAF Toronto Online Art Fair, based in Toronto

2020 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2019 Society of Canadian Artists (members only)

 Juried Art Show- Award of Merit

2019 The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Philip Square, Toronto

2019 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2018 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2018 Riverdale Artwalk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON

2017 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2016 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2015 The Artist Project Toronto, Better Living Centre - Exhibition Place, ON

2015 The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour, Northumberland (Cobourg & Port Hope)

   2015 “REversion - A Figurative & Portrait Art Exhibition”

Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 “Connections” Arta Gallery, The Distillery District, Toronto, ON

2015 Solo Show – A Gift of Art Gallery, Newcastle, ON

2014 Solo Show “Moments and Destinations” The Kent Farndale Gallery, 
Port Perry, ON

2013 Solo Show “Painted Ladies” Impresario Gallery, Cobourg, ON


2014 - Northumberland Arts Annual (including cover)

2018 - Published in MAAM (Musee des Arts et Affaires de Montreal)

2020 - Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (in print and on-line version)

Run by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada - Quebec

Galleries, Corporate and Public Collections

“Beach Waves” 36” x 24” Cobourg Town Hall, Cobourg, ON. 2018

“Welcome Spring” 120” x 48” MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, ON. 2017

“Traffic” 120” x 48” MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, ON. 2017

“Inukshuk - Larsen Room” 30” x 60” AICA Services Inc., Newmarket, ON. 2014

“The West - Kelsey Room” 30” x 60” AICA Services Inc., Newmarket, ON. 2014

“Lazy River - Rae Room” 30” x 60” AICA Services Inc., Newmarket, ON. 2014

Introduction Statement

Nancy Moore represents the next generation of Canadian Artists. Inspired by the natural rhythms of the great Canadian landscapes and seasons, Nancy’s coming of age is evidenced by her use of colour and innovative techniques that truly allow her to fully express her love for her natural surroundings and elevate her into the upper echelon of Canadian artists.

My First Show:

My first show in the area "Paintied Ladies" was in 2013 at Impressario Market in Cobourg. 
My next solo show was in 2014 called "Moments and Destinations”. It was held at the
Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry, Ontario. Next, in 2014, I was invited to participate in “Connections”, a 5 artist
show in the Distillery District, Toronto. In 2017 I will be showing again, for the third year, at the Artist Project held in the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. I continue to show at A Gift of Art in Newcastle and participate in the local Northumberland Studio Tour. 

Here is an article found in the Durham Star for 
"Moments and Destinations" Art Show & Sale - April 2014

Variety the spice of life for Clarington artist

Nancy Moore showing in Port Perry in April

DURHAM -- Nancy Moore lives on the edge -- of Durham, that is.
The artist and designer lives in Newtonville, at the eastern end of the region in Clarington. For the most part, she has naturally looked east and north in terms of her involvement in the arts, including taking part in the Northumberland studio tour.
But she wants to start showing her art in Durham and you can see her work at Moore's Moments and Destinations show, running from April 5 to May 1 at the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry.
A look at her website reveals that Moore likes variety. She works in oil, acrylic, pen and ink and is branching out and experimenting with other media as well. And her subject matter is wide-ranging as well.
"I get bored doing the same thing over and over again," she says. "I'll do a portrait and then scenery and then work on a figurative abstraction piece."
She's done one mixed-media piece and is planning another, since Moore says the first sold immediately.
Abstraction is "totally new to me," but perhaps another route she'll take in the future since, entered in a juried show in Cobourg, she sold a piece "right off the wall." And after it had a "sold" sign on it, she had a lot of inquiries about the piece.
Moore has an excellent website/blog and there's interactivity. She posts "teaser" pieces she's made, lately some of the works that will be in her Scugog show. And she asked viewers their opinion: should she post her new work on the website or wait until the Farndale show?
A question she asked herself in relation to the Port Perry show was, mix of old and new work or just new? Moore says she will be showing virtually all new works, with roughly half of the show devoted to people and the other half to landscapes.
Born and raised in Ajax, Moore was always encouraged to make art by her parents, including her father, Wayne Moore, a retired artist who lives in Bobcaygeon. She started drawing as a child and, by the time she reached the early years of high school, her mom's friends would ask if she could paint their cottage, for example. She would sometimes receive $50 for such a piece, quite a payday for a young person.
But her parents did want her "to find a job that will pay you" and Moore became a graphic designer.
She does life-drawing, noting she and other artists in her area will go in together on a model. And while she likes working with a live model, Moore says it’s “taxing” for the model to sit for a lengthy time period. So she’ll make sketches at the session and create paintings later.
Also on her lengthy wish list are working in glass and, in the near future, a possible collaboration with an artist who works in stone.
Moore doesn’t see her artistic restlessness as a problem -- quite the opposite.
“I’m all over the place but I never have a shortage of things to paint,” she says.
The Kent Farndale Gallery is in the Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water St., Port Perry.
There’s an opening reception on April 5 at 2 p.m.
Visit her website,


The attached are scanned pages which Francis Ernest Moore 
wrote about his father, E. Darby Moore (my great grandfather). 
I didn't want to lose this information so I decided to put it on my blog. 

Here is a link to a pdf of a program for the 41st annual art show run by the Ontario Society of Artists. The date was April 1913. My great grandfather, E. Darby Moore was included along with other familiar names from the Group of 7 along with their home addresses!

 If anyone has any information or details about my family and/or pictures of them and/or of their artwork I would love to hear from you.

Received via email Feb. 08, 2015
Ms. Moore,
I have attached a copy of a painting I have had in my possession for close to 30 years now.
It was a gift of the Beemer family who had association with the Scott’s of Clyffe House in Port Sydney Ontario.
It has always been a favorite of mine and it was only today that I finally found information on the artist. I always suspected the group of seven connection as the Scott’s had many guests at the lodge over the course of over a century and many were prominent artists.
I love this painting with all my heart.
It is still in its original frame and measures 12 x 18 ¾ inches. Seems to be on a sized burlap or other coarse material on board. The texture is what makes it seem special to me.

Tom Spivak

This painting (by Darby Moore) is of a church in Oakville... I would love to know the name. 
(see below)
Saint Andrews Catholic Church
Thanks Sandra for sending me this photo!

"Harry Brabson"
Water Colour
E. Darby Moore

Extra SOLD pieces, ARCHIVE


  1. Hi Nancy,
    I just looked at your website, it looks amazing, you should have your own show here.
    It was nice to have had a chance to chat for a little while at Arta last Thursday night.


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