Artist of the Day

Catherine Moore

Mad as a March Hare

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    • Oil on canvas
    • 8 x 10 in.
    • © 2020
  • Catherine Moore was born in San Leandro, California, but spent her
    formative, and awkward, teenage years amidst the neon lights and desert
    landscape of Reno, Nevada. In between frequenting underground alternative dance clubs, and running with the other “freaks”, she often turned to
    drawing to feel a sense of connection to the world around her. 


    In 1998, she returned to the Bay Area to pursue her fine arts degree and
    graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2004. She
    worked for several years as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist for local
    companies, organizations and small businesses. Looking for additional
    avenues to share her creativity, she started exhibiting her work in 2011. 
    Catherine’s paintings call the viewer to that marriage of classical and
    haunting beauty, resembling in subtlety and natural colorings the feeling of
    another time, when illustration was part information, part poetry. Her
    subject’s expressions and poses evoke a stunned silence as well as a dark
    humor and warmth that evoke a deep emotional response. Her illustrative
    compositions embrace a kind of quality where one can fully grasp the extent
    of details and attention put into each piece - every inch deserving of
    contemplation.


    She has exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and in Germany, Portugal, and
    Australia. Her work is collected internationally. She is currently represented
    by Peter Pop Art Agency for her commercial illustration work and is a
    member of the Dusk Art Collective. Catherine lives in San Leandro with her
    husband, son, and a dog named Elvis.