A Pair of Ruby Throats in Yellow with Many Shapes

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GR-1255
36 X 48
Gallery Wrapped Framed
Acrylic on Canvas

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b.1958

Greg grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He studied architecture at Arizona State University, received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and his MFA from the University of Utah. After spending six years in Los Angeles and seven years in New York City, Greg moved to Park City, Utah, and then settled in southern Utah.

Greg’s Color Field paintings are freeze frame glimpses of nature’s creatures in abstracted color compositions.He experiences nature by watching the flight of birds moving through the sky, listening to leaves moved by the wind and the songs of birds. With time spent in the outdoors watching the clouds and listening to the wind, it is nature that has fueled a never ending passion of color and movement.

This series of paintings is a contemporary take on a typically traditional subject matter. The detailed rendering is cast into the minimal abstract composition of the highly developed complex surfaces. They are abstracted, voyeuristic portals to nature’s amazing visual gifts. These works bring nature indoors and give the viewer the opportunity to get lost in the calming simplicity and the seductiveness of nature.

“I experience nature by watching the flight of birds moving through the sky, listen to leaves moved by the wind and the songs of birds.”

Greg has shown in numerous galleries throughout the US and also in Bristol and London, UK. He has shown at the Sundance Film Festival and has done several public painting and sculpture commissions for the Park City Aquatic Center, Park City, UT and Salt Lake City, UT.

DIMENSIONAL LAYERS
Dimensional Layers is an evolution of my Parallel Layers paintings. They are both painting and sculpture, they reveal and build at the same time. They animate walls with dimension, texture, color, and shadow and the free standing towers bring life-sized energy to a room. My comfort zone is painting, my passion is sculpture. Thinking three-dimensionally and the physical aspect of making sculpture fulfills my ever insatiable desire to work with my hands to create something new and original. Life builds on itself. It has been more than 20 years since I last showed 3d work in galleries. That work evolved into public art sculptures that are now in permanent collections in cities nation wide. As a young child artist I assembled old and new discarded items into an objects worth keeping. Dimensional Layers builds on that concept by using old discarded wood from dilapidated barns and buildings, weathered by sun and wind, unearthed from the sands of southern Utah. That aged material mixed with the right amount of new generates a metamorphosis of materials each complementing the other into a concise sculpture.

PARALLEL LAYERS
These paintings are non-verbal thoughts of my environmental experiences from cities, mountains, and deserts. The places I have lived influence my work. From the soaring skyscrapers in New York City to the expansive groves of aspen trees in the mountains of Colorado to the dynamic red rock cliffs in the deserts of southern Utah. There is an aesthetically pleasing fractal pattern that unites these environmental locations as well as this body of work. The power of the repeating chaotic vertical patterns in nature share a similarity with controlled architecture elements of buildings reaching to the sky in cities. This series of paintings does two things simultaneously. First, they draw on the infinite complex fractal patterns to make a visually stimulating painting. At the same time, the various degrees of self-similarity is aesthetically pleasing, calming, and possess a stress-reducing effect on the viewer.

Greg Ragland Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 (Interest categories: Acrylic on Canvas, Abstract, Pair, Painting, Contemporary Art, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Greg Ragland Artist)

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"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore


WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM


WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906
                  (719)577-5744
                  https://broadmoorgalleries.com/events/

 

Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.

Recommended Supplies

  • Oil paints
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Burnt sienna
    • Yellow ochre
    • Paynes Grey
    • White
  • Filbert brushes – #4, #8, and #12
  • Palette knives – 3” teardrop shape (if you want to paint with knives)
  • Razor scraper
  • Easel or Pochade box
  • 5 larger (12×16 up) canvases, canvas boards (or masonite boards)
  • 10 Small (8×10 – 11×14) Boards for Quick Studies
  • Odorless Thinner-Turpentine
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Drop Cloth
  • Apron and/or clothes suitable for painting

 

Optional Supplies

  • Carrier for wet paintings
  • Photos for subject reference

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