Artist Temple Moore

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Temple's artwork has been getting attention for some time now.  Her work is recognized for its unique take on subject matter, brilliant colors, and simple but strong compositions.  She has participated in shows both local and national including NW Arkansas Regional Art Show and Watercolor USA.  Temple has received many awards including Merit Awards, Best in Show in Water Media, Purchase Awards, and Best of Show.  She was invited to create two artist calendars.  Make it a Beautiful Day (2018) and God Bless This Farm (2020).  Both featured her work exclusively.  She retired from a 28 year teaching career where she spent 12 of those years teaching art and is a National Board Certified Art Teacher. 
I was raised in a small town in Northwest Arkansas.  My neighborhood was full of kids made up of mostly boys. It was perfect for me and my brothers to play cars, build forts, and race bikes .  But often I would tire of all the boy stuff and would retreat to my room.  There I would sew doll clothes, knit hats, tat lace, embroidery tea towels, and draw portraits.  My mom started showing the neighbors my sketchbook.  I liked what I heard…’she’s got a knack’...’those are really good’...’nice job’. Hmmm.  Soon I found myself being asked to do artwork for folks. It didn’t really matter what as long as  I got to push paint. I made a little money too!  Awesome! 
Entering college, I wanted to declare a major in art. But my financially stable dad convinced me to choose a degree where I could make money to support myself. Ouch!  I ended up in Elementary Education but took art classes as electives.  Once the art department discovered me, they recruited me (and my dad)! I was soon seeking a double major and flourishing in [...]

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