Kathy A. Moore / Paintings and Drawings
Pink Stripes Still LifeTen After Four Still Life with Self PortraitPink Lipstick and Blue Marbles Still LifeNorth Light Window on Still LifeBlue Marble on Corner of Still Life North Light Window Still Life with ChairLandscape and Three of Hearts Still LifeSelf Portrait Drawing Still LifeFlowers in Vase with Large ShellTwo Chairs and Mirrored Still Life with Self PortraitVase on Countertop Still LifeChair Shadow, Tabletop and TriangleMirrored Image with Onion, Egg and Light BulbStill Life on Striped ClothAerial View and Mirrored Image Looking Down at Still LifeLooking Down then UpLooking Down on Corner of TableLooking down at Flowers in a Vase Still LifeSelf Portrait in Studio with Head SculptureLooking Down upon Spiral Still Life on FloorSelected exhibit 'Fine Lines' held at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio. 'Fine Lines' exhibition held at the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio'Fine Lines' exhibition held at the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio'Fine Lines' exhibition held at the Springfield Museum of Art, OhioLooking Down into FacesTabletop Still Life with Mirrored ImageLooking Down and into Mirrored Self PortraitLooking Down upon TabletopDetail of: Looking Down upon TabletopTabletops with Self PortraitStill Life Pointing to a JarIntersections and ConnectionsLooking From Behind HeadCoffee Mug Still Life with Self PortraitStep Back and LookSelf Portrait and Still LifeStep BackCircular Still LifeLooking Down and Into MirrorLooking Down and Across TabletopLooking DownCircular Still Life From the SideStill Life with Self PortraitSolo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery, Dayton, Ohio.Solo exhibit of 21 drawings at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery in Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery in Dayton, Ohio.Solo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Wright State University in the Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Wright State University in The Experimental Gallery in Dayton, Ohio.2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2011 Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio Solo Exhibit in The Pearlman Gallery2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, IN2012 Solo Exhibit at Anderson University, INSolo at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OHSolo exhibit at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OHSolo exhibit of drawings at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio2010 Solo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio2010 Solo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OhioSolo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio2010 Solo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio2010 Solo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio2010 Solo exhibit at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
Drawings
Conte crayon painted with gesso on paper

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Artist's Statement:
My body of drawings resulted from intense visual observations made directly from the still life motif. It fascinates me to study how physically one’s eyes can only focus on a certain space in nature at one time and then how the planes shift as the eyes refocus onto a new area. In some of the compositions I place my own reflected image amongst the still life set-ups. My reflected human form reinforces my presence to the viewer. These drawings give my interpretation of the multiple shifts in visual space that I perceive from my perspective.
I often leave my drawings with varying layers of visible underlying marks. These marks give the viewer an indication of part of the process that goes into the work. I first approach my still life very slowly, visually cropping as I study the motif. I may come in close and look down. Or I may simply back up and move two feet to the left or right and I have a whole new point of view. I mark the floor with masking tape once I have decided upon a composition in order to maintain my exact perspective. I place my drawing board a few feet away from me and start into each work by drawing with a black Conte crayon. Standing on my marked tape position, I study my motif, and then walk up quickly to the drawing board. I make my marks with the Conte crayon and then get back again to the marked position. Back and forth…working fast…it’s almost like a dance. It keeps my body physically engaged, my thoughts focused as I respond to the image as it develops on the paper’s surface.
Next, I use thinned white acrylic gesso as a somewhat transparent application and paint directly into the drawing. I use it in a subtractive manner to push some of my marks back from the picture plane. The gesso also dissolves some of the Conte crayon marks creating varying tones. It dries quickly and I go back into the drawing with Conte crayon and re-establish the forms. I continue this process of going back and forth, adding and subtracting until the drawing feels near completion. I finish by using undiluted acrylic white gesso as an opaque medium to establish areas that I want to feel ‘bathed’ in light.
My images may appear to be still and quiet but one is more than simply a spectator of inanimate objects. It is my desire to share my visual experiences by placing the viewer within my immediate personal perspectives. I aspire to convey within my still lifes a subtle quality of mystique within a luminous environment.
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