Art show opens at Gallery @ The Guild
Patricia Moore will open an exhibition of new paintings at Gallery @ The Guild, Queen and Richmond Streets in Charlottetown today, 7-9 p.m. The show runs until Aug. 2.
For many years, the Ontario resident has returned for several months annually to work in her studio on Prince Edward Island.
Growing up in Montreal, Moore graduated from Concordia and McGill Universities and studied also at Montreal’s L’Ecole des Beaux Arts.
Her paintings are in private and public collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, CIBC, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Glaxo - Wellcome and Du Pont Canada, among others.
After many city studios, she knows the importance of having a place that is expansive and productive.
“It means an environment which is yours to work in, to be inspired by, to influence you,” she says.
Over time, Moore has seen how that environment has influenced her work. Whether showing her work at exhibitions in Canada or the United States there is a thread that runs through all of her paintings. A sense of nature interpreted is reflected in her canvases.
She is interested in the more elusive and mysterious aspects of nature. Her canvases reflect a focus on movement, gestural brushwork and luminous colour.
Moore’s first solo exhibition was in 1980 at The Great George Street Gallery in Charlottetown. In the following years she returned to exhibitions of her paintings at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery as well as The Guild where she will be showing her recent work.
To see more, go to www.patriciamooreart.com.
Artist Patricia Moore shows Secret Story No. 1. Inspired by listening to jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, it’s one of the pieces in her exhibition at the Gallery @ the Guild in Charlottetown that opens today. The show runs until Aug. 2.