Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “Light + Line,” features new work by Asheville watercolor artist Sandra Brugh Moore. The show runs May 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.
The artist describes her show as combining three paths she likes to take in her work. “One is my studio work where I am exploring how to define light in the landscape. Another path is creating my small designs by adding curvilinear lines to unfinished watercolors. The third path is as a plein air painter,” Moore said.
Well-known for her landscapes, Moore says, “These paintings are my response to fleeting moments of light—I reflect on a moment that reveals an energy I feel as light is leaving the sky.” Her mastery of watercolor technique is the hallmark of her work. “Watercolor is also a medium of constant change. I paint in layers, using the inherent transparency to depict the transitions between light and dark, sky and land, clouds and air.” As she continues to grow in her process, the artist states: “Painting, to me, is more and more about how I feel about the subject. It is less hand-eye coordination and more hand-spirit coordination.”
Through the years Moore has won awards for her work and participated in juried shows. She teaches watercolor and drawing in the North Carolina Community College system and holds workshops in the Western North Carolina area. Her work can be seen at Asheville Gallery of Art and Trackside Studios in the River Arts District.