Jay Moore

Website
www.jaymoorestuido.com
Medium
Oil

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.

He graduated at the top of his class from the Colorado Institute of Art and worked in graphic design and illustration for several years. It was a plein air painting workshop with the master landscape painter Clyde Aspevig that convinced him to concentrate full-time on painting.

The skills he has developed in both observing and painting have landed his paintings in magazines, exhibitions, and collections across the country. He has been on the cover of Western Art Collector magazine twice. His work has been featured in the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Scottsdale Art Auction, Fredericksburg Art Auction, Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum, the , as well as the Masters of the American West at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

In September 2015, Jay was awarded the Victor Higgins Award for the Best Overall Body of Work at the Quest for the West Show, held at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana.

“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.

Jay is represented by Astoria Fine Art, Jackson WY; CO;; Saks Galleries, Denver, CO; and Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ.

His work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs as well as many corporate and private collections. His collectors include former Commerce Secretary and Mrs. Don Evans, Walmart Chairman and Mrs. Rob Walton, Uline Corporation president Elizabeth Uihlein, as well as the late British rocker Joe Cocker.








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.”