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Jay Moore

 (born 1964)
Jay Moore is active/lives in Colorado.  Jay Moore is known for plein-air landscape painting, illustration.

Jay Moore

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After graduating from art school, Jay Moore worked in a graphic design firm in Denver for two years before working on his own as an illustrator. The pressures of illustration pushed him to a level of professionalism that he carries with him today. But it was not until the Art Students League of Denver offered a workshop with painter, Clyde Aspevig, that Jay truly considered abandoning illustration for fine art.

An in-depth study of the great landscape painters revealed to Moore a common denominator; all these artists painted directly from nature, developing numerous preliminary sketches and color studies outdoors, a practice commonly referred to as plein air. It is from these field images that Moore's larger studio canvases come from. Today, the value of plein-air painting is universally respected. And yet, many landscape painters have abandoned the demands of field work for the comfort of the studio and the convenience of painting from photographic references.

Moore is a devoted artist with unyielding work ethics literally painting, while in the field, from dawn to dusk. Moore's work has been acquired by private and corporate concerns and at the museum level.

An affinity for art history resulted in an interesting development in his work. A few years ago Moore started assigning GPS (latitude/longitude) coordinates to his plain air paintings. GPS is the abbreviation for Global Positioning System, a process that determines your exact location via satellite technology. This latitude/longitude information is noted on each painting. Moore is the first artist to combine this phenomenal technology with an honored traditional painting style.

From a historical perspective, this innovation is one of the most notable additions to plein-air painting. GPS specificity shuttles this corner stone painting style into the 21st century, and will eliminate forever locale speculation by future curatorial staff, collectors, historians scholars.

1994 Loveland Academy of Fine Art, Loveland CO
William Reese Instructor
1990 Loveland Academy of Fine Art, Loveland CO
Richard Schmid Instructor
1988 Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
Clyde Aspevig Instructor
1988 Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
Ramon Kelley, Instructor
1982-84 Colorado Institute of Art
Associates Degree

Selected Shows:
2000 One Man Show Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
2000 Art for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
1999 One Man Show Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 One Man Show Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library Exhibition, Midland,TX 1998 One Man Show Two Rivers Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
1997 Settlers West American Miniatures Show, Tucson, AZ
1996 Two Man Show Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
1995 One Man Show Neal Smith Fine Art, Denver, CO
1994 Arts for the Parks, Top 100 (two entries)
1994 Two Man Show, Patrick Jolly Fine Art, Denver, CO
1990-96 Art Students League of Denver Annual Exhibition

2000 Art for the Parks Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Merit/Cash award for landscape painting

Source: Patrick Jolly Fine Art:

Biography from Trailside Galleries
Jay Moore, b. 1964, United States

Jay Moore grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, spending nearly every waking moment outdoors: fishing, camping, swimming, and absorbing the subtleties of nature that every good sportsman and artists needs. "My bond with nature formed early and became deeply rooted," he says. When he began painting he did only plein aire paintings for five years and honed his observational skills. "Spending so much time outdoors," he says, "you get in tune with nature's rhythms. What the temperature is, when rain is imminent, what month it is by the water level in a stream. Once you understand it on that level then you can interpret it a lot better."

Moore's father, a military-man-turned-banker and his mother, an amateur artist, he was encouraged from a young age to follow in his father's footsteps. However, exposure to an early art education and his natural talent intervened. After graduating at the top of his class, from art school, Moore worked in a graphic design firm in Denver for two years before working on his own as an illustrator. He appreciates that the pressures of illustration pushed him to a level of professionalism that he carries with him today.

"If every artist has a subject that is their 'sweet spot'," Jay says, "something that they love to paint and that they become known for, mine would be water. I just love painting and trying to achieve the illusion of water. I am challenged by capturing the depth, the current, the reflections, ripples, whatever... Whether it be streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, I love it all. As a fly fisherman, and I think that study of rivers from a fishing stand point complements my artistic interest in the subject. I am always striving to achieve a higher level of expertise in capturing the feeling of water.

Like Norman McClean said in his book, A River Runs Through It, 'I am haunted by water….'" Jay has said, "To create a painting worthy of my collectors, I need to experience the location--breathe the air and crunch the leaves underfoot." That experience and that goal are reflected in the comments of James Nottage, Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer of the Eiteljorg Museum. "Landscape paintings by Jay Moore are beautiful works that convey the artist's strong sense of place. They are realist creations that give you impressions of seasons and expressions of both sky and earth. They are a treat for the imagination that can make you think you have been there or maybe want to go there

• Loveland Academy, Workshop William Reese, 1992
• Art Students League of Denver, Workshop Clyde Aspevig, 1989
• Colorado Institute of Art, Associates Degree, Advertising Design, 1982-1984

Selected Exhibitions
• Eiteljorg Museum, "Quest for the West Exhibition and Sale", Indianapolis, IN, 2007-2014
• Denver Public Library, Rims to Ruins, Denver, CO, 2014
• Coeur d' Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV, 2011-2014
• Plein Air Event, "Rims to Ruins", Mesa Verde National Park, CO, 2013
• Denver Art Museum, "Western Horizons", Denver, CO, 2010

Selected Press
• Southwest Art, (Cover), January, 2014
• Southwest Art, September 2000, Febuary 2003 (Feature Article), December 2009 (Cover Article), August 2012
• Western Art Collector, March, 2008 (Feature Artcle), December 2008 (Feature Article), July 2009 (Cover Article), March 2010
• Art of the West, November\December 2008 (Feature Article)
• Parker Chronicle, December 2008 (Feature Article)
• Farm & Ranch, Spring 2006 (Feature Article)
• Mountain Living, Summer 2005
• Plein Air, November 2005 (Feature Article)
• Estates West, Summer 2004
• Aspen Daily News, March 2004
• Red Wing Republican Eagle, May, 2003
• Cowboys and Indians, September, 2003
• Summit Daily News, (Front Page), September 2002
• Wildlife Art, November\December 2002
• American Artist, (Cover and Feature Article), June 2002
• Jackson Hole News; The Arts, July 2001
• Colorado Expressions, Spring 2001

Selected Publications
• Fresco Fine Art Publications, "Art of the National Parks", 2013
• Gerald Peters Gallery, "Land Use\Misuse", 2011
• North Light Books, "Art Journey America", 2011
• Watson\Guptill, "Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Art Painting", 2009
• Fresco Fine Art Publications, "Landscapes of Colorado; Mountains and Plains", 2006
• Denver Art Museum, "Contemporary Realism Collection", 2006

• Arts for the Parks, Top 100, 1994, 2000-2003
• Arts for the Parks, Landscape Award of Merit, 2000
• Denver Advertising Federation, Judges Choice Award and Grand Alfie for Illustration, 1989
• Art Directors Club of Denver, Gold and Silver Medal (Illustration\Student), 1984
• Colorado Institute of Art, Outstanding Student, 1984

Public & Private Collections
• Denver Art Museum, Denver , CO
• Pioneer Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
• Don Evans; Secretary of Commerce, Washington DC
• Joe Crocker, Crawford, CO
• Albert Vein Institute, Colorado Springs, CO, Lone Tree, CO
• Lockheed Martin, Littleton, CO
• MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
• Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, CO
• Ravenna Golf Club, Morrison, CO
• Highlands Ranch Golf Club, Highlands Ranch, CO
• Koeble and CO, Denver, CO
• KMPG Consulting, Denver, CO
• Guaranty Bank and Trust, Denver, CO
• Glen Wilde Golf and Spa, Park City, UT
• Citywide Bank, Aurora, CO
• Thornton Recreation Center, Thornton, CO
• Starpass Country Club, Tucson, AZ
• Hiwan Country Club, Evergreen, CO
• BTA Oil Producers, Midland, TX
• Holland & Hart, Denver, CO
• Elizabeth Uihlein, President, Uline Corporation

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About  Jay Moore

Born:  1964
Known for:  plein-air landscape painting, illustration