Our Artists

Michael Moore

I was born in the Wairarapa and grew up looking at the land and have never stopped.

The first four years of my life were spent in a tiny rural settlement deep in the hills, east of Masterton.  I still retain a conscious memory of those first earliest years which, continue to inform my perception now.

The process of my work is for me like a visual diary hence my paintings are often in sequential series.  The use of both oil and acrylic paints offering me differing qualities which I enjoy applying to different subjects.

I commenced painting fulltime in 1990 and since then have exhibited on a regular basis at leading galleries throughout New Zealand.  My work is held in various public collections including the NZ Parliamentary Collection, Waikato Museum of Art & History, the Auckland University of Technology along with inclusion in numerous private and corporate collections throughout New Zealand and overseas.

I am passionately and spiritually connected to Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique natural environment which forms the basis of my focus as a NZ painter of the land.