ART

"CREATIVITY TAKES COURAGE"
-Matisse

ABOUT

 

I was raised in Calgary and had a fulfilling career in broadcast journalism and corporate communications in Alberta and Ontario. In 2011, a move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley and Predator Ridge changed my thinking about how I wanted to “interpret my world” and I transitioned from writing to drawing and painting.

 

My work is recognized for strong expressive strokes, emotional energy and dramatic blends of colour. It can be found in national and international juried exhibitions and commercial galleries across North America, from New York to Vancouver. 

 

When I paint I am totally immersed in the moment and unaware of my surroundings. The only focus is my canvas where the marks that I make and the feelings they evoke take over. From beneath layers of texture a story begins to emerge, often unintended but arresting in its intensity. When the painting is finished I am usually covered in paint and exhausted but exhilarated. I am also very grateful for the ‘stories’ I am able to create and the pleasure they bring to others.

 

Even away from my studio I'm immersed in art as Past President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (North Okanagan Chapter), a Director of the Arts Council North Okanagan and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (Toronto, ON), and NAP Contemporary Fine Arts (US). 

                                                                                                 Martha Moore  SCA, NCFA

 

PAINTINGS

 
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Contemporary

Landscapes

Abstract

Impressionism

EXHIBITIONS

2020

 

Okanagan Artists of Canada www.okanaganartistsofcanada.ca

NOFCA Connections. juried, Vernon Community Arts Centre, Vernon BC

Art Converging in Times of Distancing, Pop-Up Gallery 3003 31 Street, Vernon BC 

Courthouse Gallery, juried,  Kamloops BC - TNSC  15th Regional Show

Inspired Living Art at Predator Ridge, August 12-20, 2020:  www.inspiredlivingart.com

Caetani Cultural Centre Splash of Red : www.splashofred.ca

CO-FCA OASIS, juried, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland BC

365 Calendar, juried online, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC:  www.artists.ca

Canvas Unbound, juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Artist's Choice, juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Abstracted, juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC:  www.artists.ca

SCA 2020 International juried Online Exhibition:  www.societyofcanadianartists.com

Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC

ARTE funktional, Vernon BC: www.artefunktional.com

ARTSY, New York, NY

2019

Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon BC

ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC

ARTSY, New York, NY

Works on Paper, juried, Federation Gallery,  Vancouver BC - Awarded Third for Inside Passage Two

Abstracted, juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Courthouse Gallery, juried,  Kamloops BC - TNSC National Open Show

NAP International, juried, Austin TX

Inspired Living, juried, Predator Ridge, Vernon BC

Scenes of Western Canada, juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

El Grand Final, ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC

SCA 2019 National Juried, Viva Vida Gallery, Montreal QC

Okanagan Artists of Canada, Famous Forgeries, Paddlewheel Hall, Vernon BC

Autumn Gallery, CO-FCA juried, Okanagan Mission Hall, Kelowna, BC

Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2018

Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon BC

ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC

NAP International juried, Seattle WA

ARTSY, New York, NY

SCA 2018 International Online juried Show

Armstrong Gallery, Armstrong BC

Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary AB

10 Squared, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

FCA Juried, Autumn Gallery, Mission Hall, Kelowna BC

Sage-ing Magazine,  www.sageing.ca,  Issue 27,  "Interpreting my World..."

2017

Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon BC

ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC

NAP International juried, Austin TX

Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops, BC

SCA 2017 National juried, The Papermill Gallery, Toronto ON

SCA juried, Art Square, Toronto ON

Creatio Gallery, Lake Country BC

2016
FCA juried, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC
SCA National juried, The Leyton Gallery, St. John's NL
Ribbon Show, Armstrong Gallery
Limitless, FCA Online juried show
Ashpa Naira Gallery, Vernon, BC
ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC
SCA 2016 National Online juried Show
TNSC National juried, Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2015
Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Ribbon Show, People's Choice, Armstrong Gallery
OASIS, National juried, Rotary Centre of the Arts, Kelowna
Landscape Show, juried,Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC
TNSC National juried, Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Body Language,Creatio Gallery, Lake Country BC
Myths & Truths, Performing Arts Centre Gallery, Vernon

 

2014
Abstract Show & Artists Choice, Award of Excellence, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC
ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC
Creatio Gallery, ExNihilo, Lake Country, BC

 

CONTACT

STUDIO LOCATIONS: North Okanagan

TEL: 778.475.0798  |  marwest2@gmail.com

 

© 2017 Martha Moore

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