Painter Nora Moore is Michael Kiesow Moore’s mother. Her work exhibited March 28-April 25, 2015 at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, Minnesota.
Nora’s artwork is featured here as well as in other portions of this website.
Find out more about the exhibit, titled: “Textural Forms”, on the events page.
Originally from Milwaukee, Nora is a self-taught artist and has been painting for almost 65 years. Her primary media is oil on canvas, and she also works with gouache and other media. Throughout her artistic career Nora has been especially drawn to nature. Originally a landscape artist, she has followed an artistic journey that also encompasses abstract expressionism. Her current body of work on display at the Banfill-Locke Art Center represents a 10 year journey where she made mostly mixed-media paintings on paper. During this time, Nora committed herself to diving deep into her subconscious and let the images arise onto her canvases. She calls these paintings, “Visual Haikus.” Like the poetic form of the Haiku, she hopes the viewer will experience each painting as a brief moment of visual surprise and delight. The joint show at the Banfill-Locke is Nora’s first gallery art show. Nora lives in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin with husband Richard, and grandchildren down the lane.
Nora talks to her son, author Michael Kiesow Moore, about her creative process.