I am excited to introduce you to a North Carolina talent.

Her works are often reflective of the beautiful North Carolina coast and landscapes. These abstract landscapes seem to work well in traditional as well as contemporary interiors.

I love the vibrant colors in contrast with the soft etherial light she creates as well.

Enjoy getting to know

Mary Rountree Moore

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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What is your training?

Saint Mary’s School, ’66, UNC-CH ’68, BA Arts Education. Post graduate studies in Studio Art at UNC-CH, 1980’s. I studied at National Academy of Fine Arts school in New York City, 1997-97.

 
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Painting from the deck at Figure 8 Island NC

 

What inspires you and your designs?

This quote from my website explains my inspirations….. ..my contemporary abstract landscapes, influenced by the work of Diebenkorn, Sargent, and Sorolla among others,  capture the fleeting moments of the sublime, the vast beauty of nature, which humbles us all.  

What is your favorite piece?

 Oh oh, impossible to choose a favorite piece! I do, on occasion hold back a few to keep for inspiration for future paintings. Currently, I am loving the most abstract ones, like these:
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DRIFTING ON THE TIDE 36X36
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BEYOND 36X48
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SUNRISE OVER ATLANTIC 12X12

How has the your area influenced your work?

My time at the NC coast provide me with great inspiration. I love the vast spread of the marsh, sky, and ocean; the changing light quality, depending on the season is sensational. I am also inspired by time spent in the Caribbean – the clear intense hues of the water make for a very interesting palette. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill?

Most recently, I have enjoyed Mercato Pizzaria in Carrboro. It opened recently by the Barker family of the former Magnolia Grill (Durham). Thin gourmet pizza, fabulous salads, and Karen Barker’s desserts are back!
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What is your favorite cocktail?

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Summertime brings on an occasional Mojito!

How do you balance personal life and work?

Easy…it’s all about painting, golf and grandchildren! 
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And then there’s cooking and entertaining, and travel. Somehow, it seems to work out just fine. I refuse to “retire”!

Dream trip?

All expenses paid week of shopping and dining in Florence, Italy, retiring late in the day to a villa and garden in the hills overlooking the city!  
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Dream commission?

 I prefer to have a client fall in love with a painting on site! But, a well referenced commission sometimes works too.

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

My favorite hostess gift is a bouquet of flowers from my spring and summer garden; in winter, my homemade granola is killer.  In a pinch, a NEST “Bamboo” scented candle is well received.
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Who is your style icon?

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Cate Blanchett
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Your favorite up and coming artist?

I am enjoying seeing the work of the artists, (they have ‘emerged”), that are represented by the galleries Hidell Brooks and BluePrint Store, that represent me; especially Lori Glavin,
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 What is your most treasured possession?

I am a jewelry freak – my 25th and 34th diamond anniversary rings, and my gold bar bracelet with my sons full names engraved on it. 

What are you reading?

Currently, THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah,
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and HOLD STILL by Sally Mann.
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What are you listening to?

Specifically, COLDPLAY, CHRIS ISAAK, ADELE, PINK MARTINI, EAGLES, MARK KNOPFLER
What are your favorite blogs / publications?
INSTAGRAM I follow great visuals – the photos of local_milk, ozlemavcioglu, and for fun, thedogist, among others.
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Enjoy more of Mary’s beautiful portfolio…

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mrmsunnyskies

mrmsandbar

mtmreflectionsontheday

mtmseeingclearly

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mtmcalmspirits

mtmclear&sunny

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OPEN CHANNELS 36X48

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IMAGINING-THE-DAY-36X36

How fun are these mixed-media collage faces?

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mooreskellie

moorequeenie

mooresandy

moorekaki

moorejane

mooreiman

mooregogo

moorebigmomma

mooremikey

mooreannabelle

mooreangela

mooremoe

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I hope you enjoyed getting to know this artistic talent.

See more on her website, Hidell Brooks Gallery and Blue Print Store

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6 Responses to Artist Spotlight Series: Mary Rountree Moore
  1. Stunning art and love the colors in them all, but Sunrise over Atlantic colors…beautiful. Love seeing this NC talent!

  2. Beautiful colors and love the style!

  3. Fantastic! Such a talent, and wonderful soul, that Mary Roundtree Moore.

  4. Very nice article about a very talented artist!

  5. …and how I love MY little MRM jewel, Sunset, Figure 8, which my husband gave to me several years ago!!!!

  6. Lucky enough to live in the same town with this amazing woman. Fabulous work!


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