Michael Moore is a painter based nomadically in the San Francisco Bay Area, southern Colorado, and the Smoke Creek Desert in Nevada. Moore spends three to five months a year living and painting at his Smoke Creek studio. While in the desert, Moore rises each morning to paint the landscape of the Smoke Creek playa. This meditative practice yields hundreds of watercolor studies that he displays in his studio in large wall grids. He also traverses the Great Basin seeking subjects for his larger paintings made in either watercolor or acrylic. Moore’s thinly applied paints evoke the transparency of the desert and its expansive skies.
Visions from Smoke Creek:
Paintings by Michael Moore
IMAGE 1: Michael Moore, Duferrena Diptych. 1978 acrylic on canvas 48 x 96 inches. IMAGE 2: Michael Moore, Black Rock Point, Quinn River Sink. 2018 acrylic on canvas, 30 x 72 inches. IMAGE 3: Michael Moore, Enigma of the Sheldon Range. 1975 acrylic on canvas 61x61inches.