Harvard Square, Mass. Ave. oil on canvas 32x48'' Sean Moore c.2015

       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.


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Cityscapes - Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Harvard Square.

New England Coastal Places, Lighthouses, Sailboats.

House Portraits

​NEW! Art Prints of Sean Moore paintings




Bio. & Media

​​​​​​My paintings have shown nationally and regionally for  over thirty years and hang in dozens of private and corporate collections.
    I’m from from Newton, Massachusetts and studied at Boston University School of the Arts and The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts.
    Teaching at several New England colleges and universities including Tufts University, The Art Institute of Boston, and The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University has helped keep me close to the basics of drawing, painting, and design.
    Harvard University has hosted two one-man shows of my works. The Newton Free Library hosted a one-man show in its Main Gallery. The Sherborn Inn was host to two solo shows. Along with many group shows, other one-man shows include the Cambridge Public Libraries, Barnes & Noble, and The Natick Center for the Arts.
    I’m the author of How to Make Money as an Artist, Chicago Review Press, 2000. And The Raphael Conspiracy, Amazon-Kindle, 2013.

Corporate Collections

Harvard University


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

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

Marriot Hotels

    And many dozens of private collectors

Selected Exhibitions
Harvard University
The Federal Reserve Bank
The Art Institute of Boston
WGBH Educational Institution

Barnes & Noble

Fall River Arts Festival
Worcester Art Museum
Springfield Museum
Cambridge Art Association 
University Place
Boston Art Directors Show
Graphic Arts Magazine
Mount Ida College
The University of Connecticut
The New England School of Art & Design
Suffolk University
Jordan Marsh Contemporary Art Exhibion
Colorprint USA
Cambridge Public Libraries
The Mount Auburn Club
Frazer’s, Cambridge
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

Wedeman Gallery

Lasell College
FenceArt - Newton Art in Public Places

Newton Free Library Prize Show
The Cambridge Artists Cooperative