The Southern Hills Arts Council is proud to showcase the work of Richard Moore at The Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson, Ohio beginning September 29, 2016.
Richard Alan Moore was born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he has lived nearly all his life. When the sun is up, he is a painter. When the sun is down, he’s a singer of songs. And, while he gets a great deal of satisfaction from both forms of expression, he feels his artistic ability is a more natural gift and his greater strength.
Richard attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later graduated from Ohio University’s College of Communication with an interest in Visual Communication. While working a job in multimedia, he rediscovered his joy of painting with a move toward plein air. Richard found the process influenced his studio work, and he continues to be excited by his discoveries.
Richard believes his hometown, and the landscape around it, is as beautiful as nature has to offer. He’s constantly reminded of the area’s deep history and finds no lack of subjects for his art. Richard paints outside, immersed in nature. He paints inside, inspired by what he’s seen, and aided by studies and photos.
Richard is primarily an oil painter. He strives to recreate atmosphere and luminance in his paintings by applying thin layers of paint and varying levels of transparency. As Richard gained more confidence in his approach, he increased the speed with which he works, giving each brushstroke a fresher, more expressive quality.
Richard also works with watercolors. In addition to landscapes, he enjoys portraiture and still life.
Previous Exhibitions: Grinders (with John K. Victor), Chillicothe, Ohio; Pump House Center for the Arts (with John K. Victor), Chillicothe, Ohio; Parkview Gallery, Chillicothe, Ohio; Pump House Center for the Arts, Chillicothe, Ohio; Ohio University, Chillicothe, Ohio
Join Mr. Moore and others for an Opening Reception at the Markay Cultural Arts Center Gallery on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Markay is located at 269 E. Main Street in Jackson. The Richard Moore Exhibit will be on display from Sept. 29 through Nov. 5. Regular Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday-noon to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun.-1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Call the Southern Hills Arts Council for more information at 740-286-6355 or visit online at www.southernhillsartscouncil.org.