The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania
Creative Makers Exhibit: Linda Moore
Photographs of Linda Moore creating in her studio, which can be found in Clarion County.
Linda Moore of Moore Brush Strokes paints flowers, scenery and wildlife using acrylics and oils.
One of her specialties, though, is painting these scenes directly onto flat slate rocks.
“I love to try to capture the beauty of our Pennsylvania farmlands and streams,” the artist said.
Over the past several years, Moore has enjoyed teaching others the basics of acrylic painting and deeply appreciates the opportunity to inspire budding artists.
As a child, she took lessons from a local artist who taught design and composition using oil paints. As an adult, Moore has continued to attend classes in Pennsylvania and Canada, learning acrylic techniques.
Tucked away in Moore’s home basement is her small studio space.
Packed full of odds and ends related to her artwork, the artisan knows just where to find what she needs.
She’s also invented new ways to store and arrange her materials – making them easier to access mid-project.
Tubes of oil paint are hung by clips on a wire frame; bottles of acrylic paint are stored neatly in a grid-shelving unit; paint brushes poke out of gardening pots.
Where the walls are free of shelves, pieces of Moore’s finished artwork are displayed; in totality, her studio becomes one of her works of art.
These images were captured by Karen Heltzel as part of the 2018 Creative Makers Exhibit, a traveling showcase of creative makers working in the PA Wilds.
More about the show here. Proceeds from the sales of the Creative Makers Exhibit photographic tiles & posters will go back into the work of the Wilds Cooperative and the extension of this project as we will continue photographing the creative makers living and working in the PA Wilds.
Each tile measures 8 in x 8 in and is mounted on foam core that is approximately 3/4 in thick and comes with adhesive attached for wall mounting.
Please note: Orders for photographic tiles are placed in a batch at the end of each month with the vendor, and then take an additional 2 weeks for delivery. Please be prepared that your order could take 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Over 10 years ago, a groundbreaking effort began to brand a quarter of the Commonwealth as the "Pennsylvania Wilds" and invest in it to create a premier nature, heritage and cultural destination that would fuel local economies and inspire stewardship among the people who live, work, play and visit the region. Engaging the region's artists and craftspeople in the work is key to building a meaningful regional brand and infusing pride into economically-distressed communities. The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, our membership program that supports artisans and entrepreneurs through such regional branding, was born out of this belief. Today, nearly 200 local artists and craftspeople participate in this juried arts and business development program. "Creative Makers" reflects the splendor and uniqueness of the Pennsylvania Wilds landscape and rural lifestyle, and the resourcefulness and talent of the artists who live and work here. PA Wilds Juried photographers captured the images, and our goal with the exhibit is to help tell the story of the creative individuals living and working in the PA Wilds.
This project is made possible through grants from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.
The PA Wilds is home to an impressive and diverse community of skilled artisans, craftspeople, and producers working across a variety of media. The PA Wilds Conservation Shop is proud to source and curate our shop using products made the many talented makers of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.
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PA Wilds Conservation Shops are owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. To learn more about our nonprofit mission please visit pawildscenter.org.