D is for Duality
Don Moore was born in Atlanta Georgia, but grew up along the coast of Southern California. His love for drawing and painting started very young, in fact his father said the first thing he ever picked up was a pencil. However, his interest in graphic design led him to spend 30 years in the advertising and design industry as an art director and creative director. His interest in fine art never faded, as he continued to paint throughout this period of time.
Don went back to school in 2011 and received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2019. The pervasive duality that has stitched Don’s life story together is not lost on him. His strong southern roots combined with his laidback Southern California attitude, his rigid and structured commercial work vs. his interest in expressionistic art have inspired a new body of work.
Don is currently working on paintings with strong compositional grids, through the use of sacred geometry, along with his more expressionistic painterly style. He uses non-traditional poses that present a playfulness in the staging, so the paintings are intimate without feeling voyeuristic. These portrait paintings capture the current moment in each person’s journey. So the series presents each person as the hero of his or her own story by showing the inner resolve found in the eyes and body language.