Moore, Jay

Moore, Jay

Jay Moore
Born 1964 in Denver, Colorado; lives in Parker, Colorado

Stepping into Autumn
2021, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches

Shiras moose are the largest mammals of the Rocky Mountains. They average about 6′ at the shoulder and can weigh 1000 pounds. This large bull wandered out of the forest to get a drink from this cold mountain lake while I was set up with my easel painting the distant peak. It was an amazing day all around.

Jay Moore graduated in the top of his class at the Colorado Institute of Art in 1984, but his education started long before graduation, and well outside the classroom. Moore took a lifetime spent outdoors and funneled nature’s emotional impact on him down into his magnificent landscape works. Today his award-winning paintings are collected all around the country, and they are shown at some of the top galleries and museums. He frequently paints mountain landscapes including many that feature water elements, for which is he well known and respected, and also wildlife, which is a recent addition to his work. “While I paint many subjects, my affinity is mostly for Colorado. I’m a Colorado native, and it’s my upbringing there—from wading through streams to climbing mountains to hiking in its beautiful forests—that led me to where I am now,” Moore says. “When I’m outdoors I get inspired very easily and see subjects for new paintings everywhere.”

Notable Awards and Achievements
2017      Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
2015      Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award
2003      National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Landscape Award of Merit

Selected Publications
American Artist
Art of the West
Colorado Life
Cowboys & Indians
PleinAir
Southwest Art
Western Art Collector
Wildlife Art

Gallery Representation
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado
Sanders Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Jay Moore Studio, Parker, CO

www.jaymoorestudio.com

 



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