Meet Scott Moore, known internationally for his watercolors and oils, and over the past 35 years has received numerous for his work. He incorporates two scales within the same painting, giving a personal insight into the story he is telling. His unique perspective comes from childhood experiences, with many of his paintings containing objects from the 1950’s and 1960’s. These surreal works have been reproduced over the past 35 years. From 1973 to 1985, Scott painted genre scenes, traditional images of everyday life.
Company Name: Scott Moore Company, Inc.
Preferred Medium: Oil on linen
What would you call your ‘style’? Surrealism
What are you currently working on? I’m beginning to design my next painting which will be about the old neighborhood market. Not the supermarket, but the small family owned store that was situated amongst the homes in our neighborhood.
What is a favorite piece of art you created and why? Aloha, Motel. This is a new painting and one of my favorites because it tells the story of a man who works at a lonely job, surrounded by just a few objects. I have taken those objects, made them larger than life so that others can appreciate the special quality of someone’s seemingly simple life.
Who are your art heros? Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper
What qualities make your art distinctively you? I try not to study other artists’ work, but choose to tell my stories through images that I have seen throughout my life. I incorporate two scales in each painting, with the hopes that they help tell the story.
Where do you create? I have a 1000 sq. ft. studio built on to my home.
When do you create? Every day. I start at 8 am and finish at 5 pm.
Do you sketch or keep an idea journal? I sketch out each idea, sometimes small, sometimes to the finished size.
What do you listen to when you create? I sometimes have the T.V. on in my studio. If it is an older movie, it sometimes gives me ideas.
What other things do you like to do creatively? I play the bass guitar and have been in a number of rock bands and now a honky tonk band.
Tell us about any commercial art endeavors: I’ve done many commissioned paintings for businesses and private clientele.
What are your passions outside of art? I love to golf, I help run a non-profit for the arts and I enjoy working on our home.
To learn more about Scott and his art, visit his website www.scottmooreart.com