Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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12 X 16
20.5 X 24.5 Framed
Oil on Metal

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Michelle Kondos is an award-winning western artist and portrait painter. She divides her time between Borrego Springs, CA and New Orleans, LA. She grew up in the Boston area and traveled extensively in childhood, as her mother is from Sweden and her father is Greek. Later, she lived in London while studying art history and painting at Regent’s College. She also attended Bennington College in Vermont and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. Additionally, she spent five years living in Venice, Italy painting plein air landscapes.

Kondos began her professional career by doing fine art portraiture in New Orleans, quickly rising to become one of the most in-demand portrait artists in the city and across the South. In 2018, she was chosen to paint the official portrait of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the collection of the City of New Orleans. Mayor Landrieu’s portrait was her second mayoral portrait commission for the city, after having been commissioned to paint Mayor Marc Morial in 2002. Additionally, she has painted many university deans, judges, and business leaders in cities all over the South.

Kondos still maintains a busy portraiture practice in New Orleans, but in 2013 she moved to Borrego Springs in the remote California desert to pursue her fascination with Western art. Michelle had become captivated with the beauty, history, and the spirit of the American West years earlier while living in Durango, CO. Her love of horses and all things equine had already begun in childhood as she was an avid rider. Today the main areas of focus in her painting are western wildlife, people, and landscapes.

Kondos has had paintings selected for the prestigious C.M. Russell Museum Annual Auction Event in Great Falls, MT every year since 2018. She has also had work included in the Settlers West American Miniatures Show and the Mountain Oyster Club Annual Show in Tucson since 2017. She was elected a signature member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists in 2019. Kondos was interviewed for the American Art Collector Podcast in 2023 and was also recently featured in an artist focus in the April 2024 issue of Western Art Collector Magazine. Since 2020, Kondos is pleased to have been part of the annual Cowgirl Up Show in Wickenburg, AZ, where in 2023 she received the Western Art Collector Award of Excellence, as well as the People’s Choice Award.

Her work is represented in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Michelle Kondos Painting, Oil on Metal 12 X 16 (Interest categories: Oil on Metal, Crow, Bird, Painting, Wildlife Art, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Michelle Kondos 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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