Aspen Vessel 21-08

$1,500.00

8.5 X 14 X 14
CO Aspen Wood

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b.1943

Robert Gray is a Colorado native, and his heritage is deeply invested in each vessel created in his Buena Vista studio. The Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains and the Upper Arkansas Valley has provided a spectacular backdrop for his 50+ years of woodworking.

“I have vivid memories of a family trip to Oregon. It was 1957, and I was 14 years old. My first sight of the ocean and giant timbered forests was fascinating. A sign along the road said, “Just Ahead, Woodturning Demonstrations.” I pleaded with my Dad to stop. I stared through a glass window as a wood turner created a beautiful Myrtle wood bowl before my eyes. I was hooked. Wood was in my blood.”

Robert’s interest in wood began while studying for degrees in forestry and industrial arts education at Colorado State University. In 1972 he established the Woodworking Program for Buena Vista Public Schools and, in 1978, opened a fine woodworking shop which he continued for 13 years.

Robert became increasingly interested in woodworking and studied woodturning under several nationally recognized turners, including Rude Osolnik of Kentucky’s Berea College, Dale Nish of Brigham Young University, Richard Raffin of Australia, and Michael Peterson of Washington State.

His interests in the natural history and aesthetics of woods and his dedication to handcraft eventually led him to dedicate himself to his long-term interest in woodturning. He built and ran the Trembling Aspen Gallery, with his wife, Marjie, in Buena Vista from 1995-2005. Here he continued to improve his turning techniques and forms for his aspen vessels. Robert still spends hours in his Buena Vista studio creating his art. The Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs and Rock Run Gallery in Buena Vista continue to represent his work.

 

Select Exhibitions:
Buena Vista Public Library, One Man Show, Buena Vista, CO, 2023
Chaffee Arts, Buena Vista, CO, Open Awards Show, 1990-2022
Foothills Art Center, Golden, Splinter! Colorado Wood Today, 2007
del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA, Turned & Sculptured Wood, 2007
Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO, Annual Governor’s Invitational Art Show, 2003-2005
The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot, Fine Woodworking, Steamboat Springs, CO
Denver International Airport Art Exhibitions, Denver, CO, Fabric, Furniture, and Furnishing, 1997
Arkansas Valley Art Center, Colorado Mountain College, Best of Colorado, Buena Vista, CO,
Arkansas Valley Art Center, Colorado Mountain College, Buena Vista, CO, Woodworkers of the
Upper Arkansas Valley, 2009
Chaffee County of the Arts, Buena Vista, CO, Wood, Feather, Fiber, and Clay, 1990

Robert Gray Sculpture, CO Aspen Wood 8.5 X 14 X 14 (Interest categories: CO Aspen Wood, Vessel, Wood, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Robert Gray 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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