Rosie Moore Biography
Rosie Moore invites the viewer to look, to question one’s perception of reality, and to enjoy the glorious shapes and colors that are often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Moore is most influenced by the places she loves—Maine and Mexico—and the objects that excite her visually. When painting seascapes, she prefers to work outside surrounded by atmospheric weather and space, and although she enjoys painting en plein air, the challenge of the still life is where she excels.
In her studio, Moore is more apt to take chances, to experiment, and to let go of conventional restraints. She begins with a specific object in mind, yet allows her imagination to wonder and trusts in the process of painting. It’s this bravado that makes way for innovation and the gripping lyricism of Moore’s work.
Moore, who grew up in Connecticut and Maine, claims her predilection for color and shape came from her grandfather, Herman T. Schladermundt, an acclaimed designer of stained glass windows and mosaics. Moore graduated from Wellesley College, and received an MFA from American University in Washington DC. She received the David Lloyd Kreeger Award at American University in 1979, and was invited to show at the American Society of Arts and Sciences in New York in 1998.
Moore taught painting for many years at the Studio School in Washington DC. She often told her students “One can practice painting anywhere—just look— and wonder about the color of an object and its relationship to another shape or color. A painting is a discovery. The possibilities are infinite.” Moore has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, but now she divides her time between Washington DC, Maine, and Mexico. Her work is in numerous private, corporate, and embassy collections, and has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Mexico, and Maine.
“She remains steadfast and true to what I believe is her purpose—how to capture the wondrous beauty of light and color in a chance world of ordinary objects.” —Betty Edwards, Author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain