"The fundamental concepts of my art derive from my emotional response to the natural world, to the colour, space, light and energy in the landscape. I can be inspired by the smallest detail of nature or the size of a mountain range. I aim to paint the essence of the landscape not the view of it."
English painter, Joy Moore has been living in northern Italy since 2006.
She studied fine art at Bristol and Birmingham Art Colleges, graduating in 1978. For 25 years, Joy run a dual career as a practicing painter and a manager of environmental projects in Westminster. While in England, she exhibited in galleries in London and the north of England and participated in a number of art fairs in London, including the early Freize and Affordable Art Fairs and as a guest artist in Rotterdam Art Fair.
After moving to Italy, Joy began painting full time. She has exhibited and sold work in Europe and the USA (UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Los Angeles, Tennessee, and New York.) She is represented by Evvivanoe Gallery, Turin, Adellinda Allegretti in Rome and Paola Trevisan in Bologna.
Select Awards and Distinctions
1978 - Dame Louisa Ryland Scholarship - Birmingham Art School
2016 - Artist of the Month - Italian Riviera magazine
2016 - MiTT, Torino Gallery Calendar competition
2018, April - Selected by London Resident magazine to publicize the Flux Art Fair, London
2021 - Invited to Florence Biennale by the Florence Biennale Curatorial Board
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