Artist Betsy Moore

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Betsy Moore enjoys a lifelong love affair with color, line and design.  As far back as she recalls, she has felt closely connected with the visual world.  Her artistic mother recognized her gifts early on and encouraged her to paint.  At Mary Baldwin College (University), she explored her drawing and painting, resulting in a double major in Fine Art and English.  After college, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts to pursue an additional degree in Interior Design.  Eager to expand her artistic education upon graduation from VCU, Moore attended The Parsons School of Design/The New School in Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy. In Italy, she focused on all aspects of design and architecture, including architectural rendering and perspective drawing, tools that served her well in her design business.   During the last 30 years, Moore built a successful interior design business, oftentimes purchasing art for her clients' projects.  
Moore believes art to be very personal and subjective.  Her influences include the world around her as found in nature, interiors or abstract color and pattern association in everyday life.  Oil painting is her favorite medium and she prefers a looser brush style and paints to bring light and expression into her art.  For this reason, she has always been attracted to Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Paul Cezanne. Other influences include Edward Hopper, Joaquin Sorolla and  John Singer Sargent.  
Moore currently enjoys painting en plein air with a group weekly and painting daily in her studio or abroad, wherever she can take her palette, paints and easel. In Richmond, she studies and paints with artists Jane Joyner and Robin Caspari. Moore has also taken classes from David Tanner. Workshops include study with landscape artists John Poon of Utah and Anne Blair Brown of Nashville. Additional workshops include study in Charleston [...]

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