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I have always been a creative person but had not considered becoming an artist until my late 30′s.

My father had painted some watecolour paintings ten years earlier. He had a natural talent for it and enjoyed taking various classes, especially on colour theory and composition. At the time though I had little interest. I was more interested in music and playing in bands … so I guess the creative aspect of my personality has always been there.

In 2007 I walked into the Tate Britain gallery in London and stood in front of the watercolour sketches of W J Turner. I was mesmerized and knew that becoming an artist would be a major part of my future. It was a transformation from an auditory world to a visual one.

After some experimenting I found that oil painting suited my personality and style and I began the long journey of learning to paint.

Inspired by the Australian Impressionists of the Heidelberg School including Arthur Streeton, Charles Condor, Tom Roberts, Fredcik McCubbin, Ethel Carrick, Walter Withers and E Philips Fox. In more recent times I have been inspired by a number of Australian artists including Robert Hagan, Kasey Sealy, Warwick Fuller, John Wilson, Allan Fizzell and others.

My primary subject matter is impressionist seascapes and landscapes. Having moved recently to Noosa, I am drawn to paint the coastal areas of the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding Hinterland.

Late 2011 I approached C31 with an idea for a TV program “Plein Air Painting TV”. They loved the idea and the show has been broadcast on prime time TV in Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, and across New Zealand. Featuring my wife Sue Moore presenting a travel segment and myself painting the show has proved to be extremely popular with viewers.

In 2013 we have started filming for our new TV show “Yes You Can Paint”.

I established Moore Art School to teach beginners how to get started painting.

Today I am passionate about keeping traditional landscape painting alive and well in Australia. I want to encourage more artists to paint in the style of the Heidelberg School artists and to enjoy painting en plein air.

Group Exhibitions

2014 June – Camberwell Art Show
2014 January – Mornington Art Show

2013 December – Glen Eira Art Show ‘Plein Air’
2013 July – Brighton Rotary Art Show

2012 December – Tussock Upstairs Gallery
2012 June – Angelsea Art Show
2012 June – Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show

2011 October – Ocean Grove Rotary Art Show
2011 October – Geelong Art Revealed
2011 September – Double Door Studios

2010 – January ‘Queenscliff Art Show’
2010 – January ‘Italian Views’

Press & Media

2013 – Presenter on TV show “Yes You Can Paint”
2011 – Geelong News Article “A Vision To Air Art On TV”
2011 – Presenter on Tv show Plein Air Painting TV
2011 – Pulse FM interview with Art N Soul Host Danni Cowdery
2011 – Made In Geelong Documentary
2011 – Geelong Times featured painting in article on ‘Streets Are Alive Festival’
2011 – Geelong News Article “Double Door Studios Opening’

Events

2016 – Sunshine Coast Plein Air Painters Paint Out

2012 – Keynote Speaker at ANHR Conference “Art As A Visual Anchor”

2011 – Founding Member of Double Door Studio, Geelong

Education

2016 – John Wilson Workshop, Gold Coast

2016 – Kasey Sealy Workshop, Sunshine Coast

2014 – Kasey Sealy Workshop Woodend

2011 – Certified Art Instructor with Alexander Art

2010 – 3 Year Virtual Art Academy Course

2010 – 3 Day Watercolour Workshop with Alvaro Castagnet