When I see a scene or subject that I think would make a good painting, my feeling is not so much that I hope to recreate the look of it in a painting. A photo would probably do a better job. And the view seen best simply by being there. My feeling is that the scene before me could make a good basis or starting point for one of my paintings. Meaning the subject filtered through the lens of my imagination and ability.
In painting New England scenes; cityscapes and seascapes, I like to orchestrate a complex harmony of line, color, shape, pattern, volume, light & dark, two & three dimensional spatial relationships - the elements of art - to achieve a satisfying aesthetic result. Working in layers, I can re-paint any area in four or five different colors. Or four or five shades of the same color, or varying intensities.
It's not too much to work weeks or even months, developing and improving a painting.
I've been drawing and painting for more decades than I volunteer to admit but the challenge of this process never gets old.
FenceArt. My painting was chosen to represent Arts at a number of locations throughout the City. This one is at the entrance to the Main Library. Other sites sprinkled around town. Printed on a heavy-duty vinyl, I hope to get one to keep when the run of 1 year is over.
GREY SPARROW’S NATIONAL TREASURE IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Grey Sparrow Journal
Meet Grey Sparrow’s National Treasure, Fine Artist Sean Moore.
Grey Sparrow Journal celebrates a ten-year history of publication this year by honouring two
National Treasures. 2018 Pulitzer Prize Poet, Frank Bidart, and
for the first time an artist in the visual arts has been honoured as part of its
national treasure series.
The Federal Reserve Bank
The Art Institute of Boston
WGBH Educational Institution
Barnes & Noble
Fall River Arts Festival
Worcester Art Museum
Cambridge Art Association
Boston Art Directors Show
Graphic Arts Magazine
Mount Ida College
The University of Connecticut
The New England School of Art & Design
Jordan Marsh Contemporary Art Exhibion
Cambridge Public Libraries
The Mount Auburn Club
The Swiss Alps
Out of the Blue, Cambridge
The Newton Art Association
ALMA, Armenian Library and Museum
The Sherborn Inn
Center for the Arts, Natick, tcan
The New Arts Center
ArtWorks, New Bedford
FenceArt - Newton Art in Public Places
Newton Free Library Prize Show
The Cambridge Artists Cooperative
Bio. & Media
Rockport Harbor Sunset oil on canvas 2018
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Cityscapes - Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Harvard Square.
New England Coastal Places, Lighthouses, Sailboats.
NEW! Art Prints of Sean Moore paintings
Another prize winner. This painting was invited to the Art Association Annual Awards Show and won a second prize this month.
Monroe C. Gutman Library
America West Airlines, Phoenix, AZ
BayBank/Harvard Trust - Bank Boston
Cambridge Savings Bank
Fiduciary Trust, Boston, MA
ASTRA Pharmaceutical Research, Cambridge, MA
Intercontinental Developers, Inc. Boston, MA
Leavitt & Peirce Company, Cambridge, MA
Ideaworks, Brookline, MA
The Lexington Press
Out-of-Town Ticket Agency, Cambridge, MA
The Mount Auburn Hospital
Sheldon Cohen & Associates, Cambridge, MA
Strive, Inc. Boston, MA
Synectics, Inc. Cambridge, MA
Robert K. Tendler, Law Offices, Boston, MA
Transit Retail Partnership, Cambridge, MA
The Swiss Alps, Cambridge, MA
The Cellar, Cambridge, MA
Winthrop Place, Cambridge, MA
The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA
The Harvard Square Business Association
The Trustees of Winthrop Park, Cambridge, MA
The Sherborne Inn, Sherborn, MA
And many dozens of private collectors