Solo Exhibition

Artist solo exhibitions, juried invitational exhibitions, and workshops

F.A. Moore Gallery

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Hello, I’m F.A. (Frannie) Moore.

This past year, I have spent most of my spare time immersed in oil painting. It’s a medium that I picked
up in the mid-nineties, then set down again for years, as computer programming took all of my time and attention.
Oils have rekindled my interest in art, even though I have illustrated in pen and ink and watercolor since my youth,
and worked on many large projects, from murals and decor, to theatre.

Although a Photoshop maven and heavy user since version 1, I only started seriously using it for “fine art” purposes,
upon becoming active on RedBubble. You’ll see some of my favorites and customer favorites in my gallery here,
right along side the oils.

It’s a privilege to host the following groups:

  1. Solo-Exhibition
  2. Southern United States Artists
  3. and co-host Women Painters

I have provided a thumbnail summary of what follows, at the head of each section. Within each section,
the works are in date order, oldest first.

I invite you to comment on my work. Thank you for visiting! I so appreciate your time.

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Essential Portraits in Oil – select works

 


Calico’s Corner
by F.A. Moore

Manda’s World
by F.A. Moore

Bellini Mod, Lady with Cat on…
by F.A. Moore

Heart in the Old Country, Hope…
by F.A. Moore

Lavender Mandolin
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 


Calico's Corner
by F.A. Moore

May 21, 2011
Oil Painting
12 × 12 inches
Scanned dimensions: 6900 × 6900 px, @600ppi

Stylized Calico Cat, sitting pretty in her corner.

Some other cats:


Tabby Owns Persian
by F.A. Moore

Garden Variety Siamese
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 

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Manda's World
by F.A. Moore

November 15, 2011
Oil Painting on deep canvas
8 × 8 in.
Scanned: @600ppi
Composition by the artist
ref: Amanda Wright by permission

Oil Painting, channeling Amanda G. Wright, the artist, as a child, dreaming of her future as an artist.
One of Amanda’s canvases, Cityscape is the inspiration for the backdrop.

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Bellini Mod, Lady with Cat on Yacht
by F.A. Moore

May 5, 2012
Oil painting on canvas
16 × 12 in.
Scanned: 600 dpi

“Bellini Mod — Lady with Cat on Yacht” is a modern art nod to Giovanni Bellini’s classic “Lady at her Toilet”, 1515.


“Lady at her Toilet”
by Gionvanni Bellini

Bellini Mod, Lady with Cat on Yacht
by F.A. Moore

 

 

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Heart in the Old Country, Hope in the New
by F.A. Moore

July 18, 2012
Oil on panel
8 × 8 in.
Oil glazes, built gradually

ref: Maree Cardinale’s protect her Oh Lord, by agreement

For this work, I wanted to portray her emotions and perceptions through color.
Flesh color would have gotten in the way, so it was never a consideration.

 

 

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Lavender Mandolin
by F.A. Moore

September 11, 2012
Oil on panel
8 × 10 in.

ref: Mel Brackstone’s The Musician, by agreement

A beautiful woman contemplates the blue notes of her Lavender Mandolin.

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Landscapes and More in Oil – select works

 


Shadows Don’t Lie
by F.A. Moore

Roses on Big Mama’s Chest
by F.A. Moore

Rural Oxfordshire
by F.A. Moore

Thunderstorm over Meteora,…
by F.A. Moore

Catch a Falling Star
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 


Shadows Don't Lie
by F.A. Moore

July 17, 2011
Surreal Abstract Expressionism
Oil on canvas
18 × 14 in.
Scanned: 4174 × 3187 px @300 dpi

ref: Rhoufi’s Waiting for Miracles, by agreement

Created in the “SoJie 12 Workshop”

 

 

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Roses on Big Mama's Chest
by F.A. Moore

June 5, 2011
Oil on canvas hard panel
7 × 5 in.

 

 

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Rural Oxfordshire
by F.A. Moore

June 12, 2012
Oil on board
Knife painting
12 × 9 in.

ref: Mark Richard’s View of Rural Oxforshire – Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, by agreement

 

 

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Thunderstorm over Meteora, Greece.
by F.A. Moore

June 20, 2012
Oil on cradled board
12 × 12 in.

ref: Peter Hammer’s Meteora and the Monastery of St Stephen, by agreement

 

 

 

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Catch a Falling Star
by F.A. Moore

September 19, 2012
Oil on deep-sided canvas
16 × 16 in.

ref: Jane Brack’s Had Enough!, by agreement

 

 

 

 

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Red Abstracts – selected works

 


Red on Amethyst and Opal
by F.A. Moore

Breaking Out of the Box
by F.A. Moore

FAMoore-20100531-1
by F.A. Moore

Subconscious: Scarlet Cocoon
by F.A. Moore

Sybil in New York
by F.A. Moore

 


 


Red on Amethyst and Opal
by F.A. Moore

January 10, 2010
Digital Abstract
6000 × 6000 px @300ppi
Software: PS/E6, Corel Painter/E4, PS/E1


Amethyst: a reflection of my past, thoughts of the quartz geode from my history-teaching,
cum geological explorer, cum tour company founder great, great grandfather. I’ve always been
in love with this rock, although uncut Amethyst is not uncommon.

Opal: a reflection of my future, here shown as the milky bluish to greenish variety, which may
or may not be of gemstone quality. Nevertheless, I prefer its lack of “play of color”, despite it
being more common.

Red: representing a vibrant life, filled with people and events, and gifts given and received;
made to reflect other colors I hold dear, because they are the clothing of God, revealed to us
in nature.

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Breaking Out of the Box
by F.A. Moore

May 1, 2010
Digital Abstract Expressionism,
Re-published, March 19, 2013 (for 4th Anniversary Host Hullabaloo)
Dimensions: 9000 × 6000 pixels @300 ppi
Software: Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter Essentials


Breaking Out of the Box
We build them with fears and tears and consternation…
With low expectations and bargain basement confidence…
Then seek counsel to escape the woes we find within,
That bounce off the walls, while the pity party rages.

We look askance at the cardboard box of the dirty man under the bridge.
His is real, seen; ours looms, unseen, in our mind.
But it’s Home, nevertheless, to the “I can’ts” and “becauses” and lost causes;
For the secret dreams not yet reality, and
For the secrets we bear that have shackled us to the floor of
Our cardboard box.

How long before we realize that we built this thing,
And we can tear it down.
And that God is not responsible, nor the economy, nor the President;
Nor all her men or women, nor the kids, not even the spouse.

Oh to throw away the cardboard key to the cardboard house, and
Let the rain take care of the lost causes and “becauses”,
And to discover…
There is no box outside the Box.

…Just blue sky.

—F.A. Moore, May 1, 2010

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FAMoore-20100531-1
by F.A. Moore

May 31, 2010
Digital Abstract
5000 × 5000 @300ppi
Corel Painter/E4, PS/E6

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Subconscious: Scarlet Cocoon
by F.A. Moore

September 11, 2010
Digital Abstract Expressionism
5000 × 3335 px @600ppi
Software: PS/E6

re: model reference, courtesy mjranum

 

I have a canvas planned for translating this digital work to oil. Here is a sketch I did sometime
after midnight, recently, preparing for it. The sketch looks really different than the digital, right?
The oil will probably look different still! :))


Cocoon – sketch idea for planned canvas
by F.A. Moore

 


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Sybil in New York
by F.A. Moore

June 24, 2012
Mixed Media Digital Abstract
with traditional sketch
Digital Mixed Medium
scanner, PS/E 9 Mac

This is a work designed as a comp, for a planned oil canvas. I have a 36 × 36 in. square canvas reserved for this one.

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Reddish-Brown Abstracts – selected works

 


FAMoore 20100530 #5
by F.A. Moore

One Gardener’s Dream
by F.A. Moore

Renewal
by F.A. Moore

Consolidation
by F.A. Moore

Bifurcated Genius
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 


FAMoore 20100530 #5
by F.A. Moore

May 30, 2010
Digital Abstract
5000 × 3333 @300ppi
Software: Corel Painter/E4, PS/E 6

RE: created the basis of this work directly in Photoshop and Painter, then layered it on itself in Photoshop.

details


top-left detail
 

bottom-right detail

top-right detail
 

small detail

 

 

 


One Gardener's Dream
by F.A. Moore

July 2, 2010
Digital Modern Abstract
8000 × 5333 px @280ppi
Scanner, PS/E6

RE: Digital composition of multi-media art includes personal items of: old B&W photo,
scanned garden gloves, mostly pencil (a little watercolor) study for oil painting of sister’s
garden (that I designed and planted), and various drawings done in the online HTML5
drawing app, Sketchy.

details


map to detail sections, below

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Renewal
by F.A. Moore

Aug. 1, 2010
Republished: March 18, 2013 for 4th Annual Host Hullabaloo
Digital Modern Abstract
Dimensions: 9000 × 6000 px @300ppi
Medium: mixed:

  1. a) scan of artist’s first oil painting,
  2. b) photo resource (bird from Maxy, by permission),
  3. c) artist’s own digital abstract works, and
  4. d) digital blending, painting, and mouse over-drawing
    Software tools: PSE 6

details


Maxy’s nuthatch detail (click image to see section)
 

river energy detail (click image to see section)

pink tree leaves detail (click image to see section)

 

 

 

 

 


Consolidation
by F.A. Moore

August 8, 2010
Digital Abstract Expressionism
6000 × 4350 px @300ppi
Software: Corel Painter/E4, PS/E6

RE: photo-manipulation, blending, overlay, digital painting
reference model, courtesy mjranum

Consolidation: “the process of getting to that nut of truth that at least temporarily reshapes us,
until the next time. Sometimes, we just need to.” — F.A. Moore

 

 

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Bifurcated Genius
by F.A. Moore

August 11, 2012
Digital Mixed Media – Abstract Expressionism
Traditional sketches, with scanned handwriting sample,
and digital painting
6000 × 4680 px @ 600ppi
Scanner, PS/E9

Re. composite of my own sketch-studies, based on Da Vinci’s self portrait and other sketches,
plus a written proposal for a bridge in Da Vinci’s own hand.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s interests were split between art, anatomical studies, and machines. One lifetime
is not enough for the achievements he might have attained, for the contributions he may have made.
Although his genius lives on in his influence, what might he be doing if he was alive today?

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Green Abstracts – select works

 


A Little Bird Told Me
by F.A. Moore

FAMoore-20100617-1b
by F.A. Moore

FAMoore-20100622-1
by F.A. Moore

FAMoore-20110211
by F.A. Moore

Ingress and Egress – digital
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 


A Little Bird Told Me
by F.A. Moore

June 9, 2010
Digital Abstract Expressionism
3749 × 2500 px @300ppi
Software: PS/E1.0 and 6.0

re: Nuthatch photo courtesy of Maxy

A Little Bird Told Me
What do birds whisper in our dreams:
Of light that beckons a song when the rain stops;
Or wind shears they race to beat the storm;
Of waterways and woods traveled before the first snow;
Or of the lost baby that fell from the new nest.

Do they see beyond the pale and know the living and the dead.
Do they wonder what I whisper to them in their dreams.

—F.A. Moore, June 9, 2010

details


bird detail
 

left section detail

right section detail

 

 

 


FAMoore-20100617-1b
by F.A. Moore

June 17, 2010
Digital Abstract Landscape
3749 × 2500 @300ppi
Software: PSE 6 and PSE 1

re: own mult-layered abstract used as an “under-painting”; overpainted w/ PSE brushes, and blended

Abstract Landscape
Is it sky or soul
Are you coming or going
Is it a question or the answer
R U S U R

—F.A. Moore, June 17, 2010

 

 

 

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FAMoore-20100622-1
by F.A. Moore

June 22, 2010
Digital Abstract
8,000 × 12,000 px @300 ppi
Software: PSE 6, Corel Painter/E4

re: woman model, courtesy of M.JRanum

This started out life as a pure abstract. However, the sleeping woman gave it a
special something that, once added, I just could not take away.

 

 

 


FAMoore-20110211
by F.A. Moore

February 11, 2011
Mixed Media Digital Abstract Landscape
8000 × 5333 @280ppi
Scanner, PS/E6

RE: “mixed media” digital, includes artist’s scanned oil painting
Created at the end of a long 45 days of programming. Aptly, the program was the lightbox app.

There are no spheres here, no circling back— only edges and space; time, and a thin slice of eternity. Surely all is not revealed.

 

 

 

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Ingress and Egress – digital
by F.A. Moore

Mixed Media: Digital Abstract and Traditional Sketch
 

This digital work originated as comp for a planned abstract oil painting. Although I haven’t yet published the
following work in progress, I did post an image on my server in Solo’s WIP Café. Here is its current state.
The work has been “resting”, drying. Now I’m ready for the next step.


The work so far is knife-painted.

 

 

 

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Best of Non-Abstract Digital

 


Life-Giver
by F.A. Moore

New American Landscape
by F.A. Moore

The Deep Sleep
by F.A. Moore

Rain Dance
by F.A. Moore

Alice Still Lives Here
by F.A. Moore

 

 

 


Life-Giver
by F.A. Moore

June 10, 2009
Digital Composite
Software: PS/E 1

re: hundreds of layers and elements
model, Ilana Lu, with expressed permission

Women in most ancient and modern cultures and major religions are considered “life-givers”.
Here, a beautiful young woman is portrayed just as she teeters on the brink between innocence
and her destiny, as “Life – Giver”.

 

 

 


New American Landscape
by F.A. Moore

June 30, 2009
Digital Composite
Software: PS/E1

re: hundreds of elements and layers

Corporations are decimating the fabric of natural resources by patenting the genes of attributes
already present in nature, in the wild. Please see companion Journal entry.

 

New American Landscape

Gargoyles ugly, dark, and looming;
Overlook the erstwhile blooming landscape,
desolate now, but fresh in memory.

Giants in the garden Eden.

Gothic, no, Americana, barely eaten;
Taken by surprise and sorely beaten shed
no tear, for fear of giants.

Giants in the garden Eden.

Whilst whole countries stand by watching;
Giants o’er their landscape trodding, claiming
grain and livestock pools from nature.

Giants shade the garden Eden.

A single voice wails mad with fury;
Counts backwards, bent, and bleary-eyed;
And yells, “You don’t own nature”!

Giants left the garden Eden.

- F.A. Moore, June 30, 2009

 

 

 

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The Deep Sleep
by F.A. Moore

August 12, 2009
Digital Composite
Dimensions: 5000 × 3335 pixels, @300 dpi
Software: PS/E6

re: hundreds of layers, dozens of elements
credit for stock providers on description page

 

The Deep Sleep

Reflections on what was
and what is
twinkle through the abyss.

They don’t look
and don’t see
that in The Deep lay she.

Water, be light.
Ocean, be gentle.
Cradle her slumbering shroud.

—F.A. Moore, August 12, 2009

 

details


Face detail
 

City detail

Dress detail

 

 

 


Rain Dance
by F.A. Moore

Aug 27, 2009
Digital Composite
Dimensions: 6000 × 9000 pixels @ 300ppi
Software: PSE 6

re: hundreds of layers, dozens of elements;
stock credits on description page, model courtesy of MJRanum

Inspired by the comforting effect the sound of rain has on my psyche, especially when I’m overwhelmed.

Rain Dance

Not cirrus clouds,
serious clouds:
Cumulus!
Nimbus!!
Thunderheads!!!

I’m gusting along the stratus,
where the fast birds fly past.

It’s misting…
sprinkling…
raining…Pouring…GUSHING…
The sky is falling!

And I’m dancing,
calling for rain.

—F.A. Moore Aug 27, 2009

 

details


Rain dancer detail
 

Sky dancers detail

Kanji ‘SOUL’ tattoo detail

 

 

 

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Alice Still Lives Here
by F.A. Moore

December 31, 2009
Digital Composite
9000 × 6000 px. @300ppi
Software: PS/E6, Corel Painter/E4

re: hundreds of layers, dozens of elements,
Incorporating abstract painting, photo collage, manipulation, and brushwork
see stock credits on description page, model courtesy of Odessa, w/ permission

 

From: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
CHAPTER XII
Alice’s Evidence

`Wake up, Alice dear!’ said her sister; `Why, what a long sleep you’ve had!’
`Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream!’ said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could
remember them, all these strange Adventures….
…Her sister…sat on, with closed eyes,
and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again,
and all would change to dull reality….

…She pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself
a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving
heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make
their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland
of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all
their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.