"October Rhythm"
Oil on Linen Painting
80" x 66"

Gerald C. Moore - A featured artist at the Lanning Gallery [Sedona Arizona]
 

"Though I love the vast canyons, I can find my subjects on expressway medians and ditch beds. I often do a fragment of the landscape to represent the whole."

 
Therein lays the genius of this singular artist. Moore sees like no one else and he recreates detail like no one else. With you-are-there precision he draws viewers in.
 
Expressive Realism is perhaps the term that best describes the artist's style: not quite pointillism, nor the realism of a photograph, but rather an attention to every detail that informs an interpretation of a scene, including the emotion of the viewer. "I am after the aesthetic essence of things found outdoors," Moore explains, "which make my paintings close to nature, but not copies of nature."
 
His paintings are, more than anything, about how light plays on surfaces to create specific textures. "I use great detail on the surfaces because major characteristics of the landscape are its intricacy, abundance, and chaos," Moore says; these are facets that can be overlooked by other artists in the name of simplicity. For Moore, each of his paintings bear out his belief that nature's beauty most often is not simple.

"Snow Cloud"
Acrylic on Linen Painting
21" x 23"

 

"I work opposite the Oriental painting philosophy that 'less is more.' 'More' is the engine of my work; 'more' is more."

 
Gerald Moore holds BSE and MA degrees and two-year post-Masters work from Central Michigan University. From September 1962 through June 1985 he headed the Saginaw High School Art Department. Retirement from his teaching career in 1985 allowed Moore to completely commit to painting. Since 1960, he has been accepted extensively into regional and national juried art shows, winning numerous awards, including a one-man show award in summer 2004 at the Dow Chemical Company Center for the Arts; in 2009, Moore won Best in Show at the GFAC All Media Member Artists Exhibition, judged by the Curator for the Department of American Art at The Detroit Institute for Art. Moore's paintings are held in prominent corporate and private collections across the country.
 

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"Wash Beginning"
Oil on Linen Painting
44" x 40"

"Red Rock Cactus - Fall"
Acrylic on Linen Painting
30" x 24"

 

"Oak Creek Water Cairn"
Acrylic on Linen Painting
30" x 24"

 

 

"October Mix" - Landscape Art Pieces by Gerald Moore

"October Mix"
Oil on Linen Painting
32" x 28"

"Edge of the Forest"
Oil on Linen Painting
27" x 23"

 

"By the River"
Acrylic on Paper Painting
39" x 32"

 

 

 

"Into Autumn" - Landscape Painting by Gerald Moore

"Into Autumn"
Oil on Linen Painting
36" x 40"

"Late September Field"
Acrylic on Linen Painting
30" x 24"

 

"Cardinal Flowers, Lace and Grass"
Acrylic on Canvas Painting
30" x 24"

"Springtime Barrel"
Acrylic on Linen Painting
35" x 29"

 

Artist's prices beginning at $2,400.

"Leaves and Snow"
Oil on Linen Painting
50" x 46"

 

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RECENT NEWS

2012
Moore continues his impressive inclusion into multiple prestigious juried shows: He exhibited one painting in the very tough Mount Clemens show that draws heavily on the Detroit, Michigan area; Moore received a Special Award of Merit in Saginaw, Michigan’s State of the Art show, a very competitive 25-year-old show; he won 3rd place in Spring into Art, a small Saginaw show that has seen much recent growth; Moore also had two paintings accepted into the Greater Michigan Exhibition – Midland, the largest and toughest show in Michigan – the show is double-juried, very modern and only 56 artists were accepted.

2013
Moore has been accepted into The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes fine art publication and exhibition at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan. The Exhibition runs from October 12 to early January 2014. Moore is being given a one-man show at the Flint Institute of Arts in November and December. This is next to the Detroit Institute of Art in Flint, Michigan – the biggest and best in the state!


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