Bridget Moore

Bridget Moore

Two Girls

gouache, 2016

15.5 x 23cm

 

Bridget Moore

Practising

gouache on paper, 2016

17.5 x 28cm

 

Bridget Moore

Up High

gouache on paper, 2016

19.5 x 22.5cm

 

Training

gouache on paper, 2016

17 x 20cm

Dancing Girls

gouache on paper, 2016

17.5 x 28cm

 

Girls on Horseback

gouache on paper, 2016

19.5 x 22.5cm

 

In the Wings

gouache on paper, 2016

17.5 x 22cm

 

 

Swinging Girl, 2016

gouache, 2016

12 x 9.5cm

 

 

Pink Chair

gouache, 2016

16 x 23.5cm

 

Getting Changed

gouache, 2016

18 x 16.5cm

 

 

Red Horse

gouache, 2016

14.5 x 24cm

 

 

Welcome

gouache, 2016

19 x 19.5cm

 

 

Little Fan Dancer

gouache, 2016

20 x 22cm

 

 

 

Larks Behind the Curtain

gouache, 2016

19.5 x 10cm

 

 

Slinky Walk

gouache, 2016

15 x 22cm

 

 

Lady with Dogs

gouache, 2016

20 x 22.5cm

 

 

A Double Act

gouache, 2016

15 x 21.5cm

 

 

Big Bella

gouache, 2016

24.5 x 24.5cm

 

 

Ta-Dah

oil on paper

19 x 21cm

 

 

Ooh La La!

gouache, 2016

16.5 x 19.5cm

Dog and Crow

gouache, 2016

23 x 21.5cm  

The Golden Feather

gouache, 2016

18 x 14cm

 

 

Street Circus

gouache, 2016

19.5 x 21.5cm

 

 

Lady with a Bird

on her Head

gouache, 2016

18 x 12.5cm

 

 

Exit Pursued by a Bear

gouache, 2016

21 x 18.5cm

 

 

I Would Rather Hear my Dog Bark at a Crow

gouache, 2016

11.5 x 22.5cm

 

 

Parasol Lady

gouache, 2016

21 x 22cm

 

 

Sitting in the Ring

gouache, 2016

21.5 x 25.5cm

 

 

Big Pink Ball

gouache, 2016

21 x 21.5cm

 

 

Biography

 

Born in 1960 at Whitstable, Kent. Bridget Moore studied art at Medway College of Design, Epsom School of Art & Design, then the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1984 when she was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.


Bridget's work often touches on childhood memories from Whitstable (where her family still live), trying to evoke and recapture the atmosphere and qualities of experiences distilled over the years. Other themes such as decayed opulence, the rich colours and lights of theatres, circuses and fairgrounds also hold a particular fascination for her. Her ability to capture such rich scenes led the then Spectator critic Giles Auty to describe one of her works in the Royal Academy Summer Show of 1992 as a "small, intense treasure".


She frequently references intimate interiors of the home (now demolished) where her grandparents lived. Originally built as a summer house for the actress Dorothea Baird this house stood in the grounds of the windmill overlooking Whitstable and was owned by her son Laurence Irving the theatre and film set designer. He had also attended the RA schools and as godfather to Bridget's mother, Laurence Irving took a keen interest in and encouraged Bridget's work. They corresponded and she visited him until his death in 1988.


Elected a member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 1989 and a member of The New English Art Club in 2005 she has exhibited continually since leaving art school. Her work has been seen in mixed and solo shows in many London galleries and across the UK including Royal Academy Summer Shows and also in the USA. Amongst some of the prizes awarded her she was a runner up in the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize for 2006. Married with two children she now lives in Dorking.


Works mainly in gouache but also in oils and mixed media. Those viewing her paintings will not always find them easy to read at first sight. This is deliberate on Bridget's part as she wants her audience to look deeper before realising the image.

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