Nick Moore

Market Day, 2022 by Nick Moore for Three Counties Open 2022


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Painting by artist Nick Moore titled Market Day, 2022 by Nick Moore for Three Counties Open 2022.

Artwork Size: 50 x 60 cm

Oil on board

This is a rectangular oil painting in landscape orientation which depicts an open market scene in abstract shapes with harmonious landscape colours.

Stoke-on-Trent was a fascinating place in which to grow up. Pottery industry gave way to the clay-soft rural countryside at the town boundaries; from bottle kiln to bucolic landscape. That abrupt transition can be witnessed in my paintings, swapping freely from portraits of local characters to classic landscapes which I feel a compulsion to capture in oils. Having studied printing and graphics at South Manchester College, I spent over 25 years as a printer and the next 15 years as a graphic designer. In 2017 I attended life drawing whilst visiting my father, respected Cornwall based Penwith artist David Moore, in St Ives. With his guidance and critique I greedily painted without the restraint of traditional creative schooling. Immersing myself in art with a focus on contemporary artists, I attend a large amount of exhibitions and private collections locally and abroad. Currently inspired by regional artists, creative friends and influenced by 20th and 21st century painters, I search for ever more economical mark-making, which tells “all of the story”.

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