“Best in Show”

I am thrilled to learn that Mossy Creek has been selected as the Best in Show winner of the Gaston County Art Guild award in their Virtual Visual Harvest Show. There is a video of judge Katie St. Clair’s comments on this webpage, and Mossy Creek is the first piece that she critiques.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Mossy Creek”
35 x 27″ watercolor on paper, matted, custom-framed and ready to hang ~ $2800

Happy Endings

I was very happy to successfully deliver “Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” to the individuals who commissioned this piece. A VERY good day!

commissioned painting
The happy recipient of “Yacht Island, Lake Lure”
Martha is in the center and her husband, Bob, is on the far left.

“Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” Commission

I have recently completed a really large project … a 40 X 32″ oil on canvas commissioned piece that is such a beautiful view of a part of Lake Lure. This was a big endeavor, but I enjoyed working on step by step. One of the things I like about this work is watching a painting come to life as I complete each section. And of course, on a painting this large, it is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when I complete the final steps.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC”
40 x 32″ ~ oil on canvas ~ Commission, SOLD

NC Watercolor Society 2019 show

I recently received the wonderful news that “Widow’s Creek Falls” has been accepted into the 2019 show for the North Carolina Watercolor Society. The show will be this fall in October, in Rocky Mount, NC.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Widow’s Creek Falls”

This piece is a 14×18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850. This is a beautiful waterfall located in Stone Mountain State Park, NC.

NC Watercolor Society Acceptance

Good news yesterday! My recent completed watercolor, “Stone Bridge” has been accepted into the  2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of NC—Oct. 7-Nov. 16 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. I am absolutely thrilled!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Stone Bridge”

Custom framed • watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $850

“River and Snow” Sale

It’s been an exciting couple of months. My experience at the Greenville, SC Artsphere festival was quite good for the second year in a row showing and selling my watercolor paintings. Just before this event, I sold several paintings and got a new commission for a large piece … my largest one to date. Had to build the frame for the canvas, and prep the surface for painting. This is a big project and will take time, but it is exciting and I’m happy for this opportunity.

This past week “River and Snow” sold at the Buffalo Creek Gallery where I participate as a co-op artist.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“River and Snow”

So I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful!

“Great Blue” Wins First Place

I just got a call this week that one of my newer watercolors, “Great Blue” won first place at the “A Natural View” show in Gastonia at the Arts on Main Gallery. I didn’t even realize they were having this show and thrilled that this piece was selected! “Great Blue” is a custom framed watercolor, sized 20 x 16″ and available for sale: $750.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Great Blue”

“Rainforest Waterfall” SOLD

Happy news recently … this painting, “Rainforest Waterfall” sold. I visited Puerto Rico with my family several years ago, and we toured the El Yunque Rainforest park. It was so beautiful! I cried after the hurricanes went through this past season and I saw the video coverage in the aftermath of the destruction of this area. I very much hope this forest can recover and the beautiful parrots native to this area survived the storms!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Rainforest Waterfall, El Yunque, Puerto Rico”