Bridget Moore NEAC RBA RWS


Artist Statement

Bridget Moore makes paintings based upon a mix of images and observations from child and early adulthood memories, from imagination and things noticed from the everyday, which provide a source of information and become vehicles for paintings. Her grandparents’ home is a constant recurring theme in her work, as are sideshows and circuses which provide strong earthy imagery. Her composition and use of colour give a strong sense of mood and feeling.

Method of working

Bridget works mainly in gouache, mixed media and oil. The initial idea or notion for a painting often starts with a drawing made in a sketchbook, which can be from direct observation and notes made with ideas from imagination. From these, compositions are worked out in small gouaches. These are painted on card and are built by layering colours to achieve the effect she wishes. Sometimes these gouaches can be used as a starting point for much larger oil paintings. These are worked by building and layering colour, thin paint to begin with, then fatter paint on top.

Biographical details

1989–present; Full time painter
1985-89 Teacher at Adult Education Centre Beckenham, Kent
1981-84 Royal Academy Schools
1978-81 Epsom school of Art & Design
1977 Medway College of Design

Other Society Memberships

Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

British Institution Fund
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
Edward Wesson Scholarship
Runner-up, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
De Laszlo Medal
RWS Patron's Prize

Past Exhibitions

Neville Gallery
New Academy Business Art Gallery
RA Summer Exhibitions
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
The Discerning Eye
Denise Yapp Contemporary
David Simon Contemporary