[32] Meet Grey Sparrow’s National Treasure, Fine Artist Sean Moore.

Grey Sparrow Journal celebrates a ten year history of publication this year.  For the first time an artist in the visual arts has been honored as part of its national treasure series.

Summer Session 2018, Sean Moore
Sean Moore, Massachusetts


Sean Moore’s award-winning paintings have shown nationally and regionally for over forty years and hang in dozens of private and corporate collections.  He’s from Newton, Massachusetts and studied at Boston University School of the Arts and The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts.  Moore stated, “Teaching at several New England colleges and universities including Tufts University, The Art Institute of Boston, and The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University has helped keep me attentive to the basics of drawing, painting, and design.”  Harvard University has hosted two one-man shows of Moore’s works. The Newton Free Library hosted a one-man show. The Sherborn Inn was host to two solo shows. Along with many group shows, other one-man shows include the Cambridge Public Libraries, Barnes & Noble, and The Natick Center for the Arts.  Moore is the author of How to Make Money as an Artist, Chicago Review Press, 2000. And The Raphael Conspiracy, Amazon-Kindle, 2013.

Artist’s Statement

When I see a scene or subject that I think would make a good painting, my feeling is not so much that I hope to recreate the look of it in a painting. A photo would probably do a better job. And the view is seen best simply by being there.  My feeling is that the scene before me could make a good basis or starting point for one of my paintings. Meaning the subject filtered through the lens of my imagination and ability.

In painting New England scenes; cityscapes and seascapes, I like to orchestrate a complex harmony of line, color, shape, pattern, volume, light & dark, two & three-dimensional spatial relationships-the elements of art-to achieve a satisfying aesthetic result. Working in layers, I can re-paint any area in four or five different colors. Or four or five shades of the same color, or varying intensities.

It’s not too much to work weeks or even months, developing and improving a painting.

I’ve been drawing and painting for more decades than I volunteer to admit but the challenge of this process never gets old.  URL:  http://www.seanmoore.org/about-sean.html

-Sean Moore


Summer 2018 5
Starboats racing off Rockport, near Thacher Island
Oil, 12×14
Fine Artist Sean Moore

Imagine Moore’s summer day, currents of air billowing your starboat’s jib and sail, hair whipping the skin, racing… racing against time. Even if you’ve never sailed you can feel that battle of the wills, not just with other racers’, also the elements, as you harness the wind, gliding across the surface on that powerful sea breeze.  As you gaze, you may find yourself inside Moore’s brilliant painting…rudder in hand, mapping your destiny, your dreamscape and you may never want to leave.

-Diane Smith, Editor

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