Elizabeth (Betty) Moore
Artist Statement: I create works of art to share my love for nature and its healing powers. Being outside working in my garden, observing the intricate patterns of the leaves and flowers, is food for my soul. The memories of colors and shapes become an integral part of my paintings, breathing life into impressionistic landscapes and traditional botanical portraits. I want viewers to feel like they could walk through the scene and reconnect with nature.
My desire to share what inspires me has evolved to explore working with metals and recycled materials. Creating abstract sculptures that are both whimsical and informative in defining shape and space has challenged me physically and mentally.
With each new sculpture, I am learning more about myself as an artist. Also, I am taking the time to enjoy the process and focus on being in the moment.
Bio: Growing up in Denver, the oldest of twelve and a twin, I began painting and taking photos while in high school. My inspiration often came from hiking in the mountains or helping my grandmother tend to her lovely gardens.
I came to St. Louis in the late sixties and became involved in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood. I was fortunate to have met neighbor and artist Bill Kohn and my future husband photographer Bob Moore. In the eighties, I joined the marketing department of Centerre Bank as Art Director.
I teamed up with Bob in the nineties to form the Moore Design Group and often accompanied him to photograph the historic buildings, attractions and events for the St. Louis Front Page web site.
We relocated our office to South St. Louis in 2002 with the purchase of a three-story Victorian storefront (circa 1896), where we lived in the apartment above the office/gallery. The side lot became my garden and source of inspiration for many paintings.
I was so excited to have a solo photography exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden, as part of the citywide stl250 celebration in 2014. My photo of “Sledding on Art Hill” was featured at the Sheldon Art Galleries and is included in their book, “The City at 250”, a Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs.”
As a fine art photographer and artist, I continue to be energized by the beautiful architecture and parks of St. Louis. My current passion is to paint landscapes.. I was inspired by a recent trip to the Santa Fe area with a visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe gallery and Ghost Ranch.
Member: St. Louis Artists Guild, Art Saint Louis, Heartland Art Club, St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society, Women Artists of the West, Oil Painters of America and Art Storefronts
Volunteer: President, Chippewa Broadway Business Association (2006 - 2010) President, American Institute of Graphic Arts -STL (1991 - 1992)