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DeKalb artist displays talent at fundraiser
by Christine Fonville
January 31, 2014 12:14 PM | 2957 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For DeKalb resident and artist Lisa Moore, painting is not only a career but also a passion.

The artist, who lives by Lakeside High School, said her family noticed her talent from an early age.

“My parents were both educators and my aunt was a professional artist, so when they saw me sketching horses at a young age, my family encouraged me to keep pursuing what I enjoyed,” Moore said.

A professional painter since 2008, Moore’s artwork is featured in galleries in Atlanta and Roswell, as well as Nashville and Mobile, Ala.

Moore said she uses a mixture of oils, wax, plaster, charcoal and fabric to create her unique pieces on board and canvas.

“I would describe my style as abstract impressionism, only a little more literal and less figurative,” Moore said.

Common subjects for her artwork include sceneries, landscapes, animals and children.

“I’ve done many commissioned pieces involving children, but they aren’t portraits — instead they reflect the child’s personality by showing him or her playing or doing something he or she enjoys,” Moore said.

Most recently, Moore’s work was chosen to be a part of the annual Trinity School Artists Market, which is a fundraiser for the Buckhead private school.

The event will run from Monday to Feb. 8 at the school’s Northside Parkway campus and will feature paintings, jewelry, ceramics, folk art, sculptures and more from local artists.

This will be her sixth year participating in the event.

Moore also previewed her art at the exclusive Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery at Phipps Plaza prior to the opening of the market.

“About 30 of the 350 artists were chosen to preview their pieces at the Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery event, so I was excited to showcase my paintings there before the market opens,” she said.

Although Moore said she draws inspiration from various people and objects and her subjects have changed throughout the years, her goal for each painting is the same.

“The essence of what I try to do is to capture grace and beauty through people, animals and just about anything else,” she said. “I can find inspiration in a lot of different places and I like the challenge of making an object or building that may look dilapidated new and beautiful on the canvas.”
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