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Melinda Moore

"Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, and is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea: everything is transient, yet everything becomes permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to create a certain soulfulness in my work which engages the viewer, promoting a deeper bond with the natural world."

Patient observation of the natural world plus exposure to the works of artists from the Age of Discovery (such a John James Audubon and Martin Johnson Heade) have inspired Melinda Moore to merge her photographic talent with her artistic vision. The end result is a romantic, atmospheric art form which is also hyperreal in detail.

Melinda Moore's painterly montage technique is created by blending detailed images with soft, atmospheric ones, then adding scans of organic textures such as paper or cloth. Working tediously in her digital darkroom, she removes the texture from the subject feather by feather, hair by hair, to reveal the details that were captured by the camera.

Workshops with artists such as Anna Tomczak, Vincent Versace, and Joyce Tenneson have broadened Moore's lifetime photographic skills. Extensive travel and the ability to spend many hours in museums exposed her eye to good art. Her own creative drive developed her unique style. The most profound training came from many hours observing nature and creatures in their habitats.

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Gathering Hope
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
The Royal Egret
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Spoonbills of Lovers Key
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Heron Song
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
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Illumination
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Down Time
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
The Bride
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Pelican Preening
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Nesting Dispute
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Crowned Cattle Egret
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Fishing Eagle
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
The Little Fan Dancer
Color Photograph

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$ 238 - $ 578
Friends Forever
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Just Perfect
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Lean on Me
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Jaguar Love
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
On The Prowl
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Zebra Portrait
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Great Blue Beyond
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Peaceful Egret Family
Color Photograph

$ 280 - $ 680
$ 238 - $ 578
A Gathering of Friends
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 800
$ 255 - $ 680
Serenity in Waves
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Tranquility
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Flamingo Dancers
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Nature's Vision
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Egret Alert
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
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Cranes At Sunset
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 800
$ 255 - $ 680
Second Flight
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Artemis
Black & White Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Rhapsody in Pink
Color Photograph

$ 280 - $ 680
$ 238 - $ 578
Show Off
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Wonderland
Color Photograph

$ 280 - $ 680
$ 238 - $ 578
Love Entwined
Color Photograph

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$ 272 - $ 680
Humming Along
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Moon Dolphins
Mixed-Media Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Tropical Gems
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Vintage Painted Buntings
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Silver Pheasants
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
After the Rain
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
A Complementary Pair
Color Photograph

$ 480 - $ 1,200
$ 408 - $ 1,020
The Curious Owl
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Egret Adorned
Color Photograph

$ 320 - $ 800
$ 272 - $ 680
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Solo Exhibit Creative Focus, North Palm Beach, Fl, John D MacArthur Beach State Park, 2010
Solo Exhibit Creative Nature, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl, Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, 2011
National Asc of Women Artists Exhibit, Coral Springs Fl, Coral Springs Museum, 2014
Art in Public Places, West Palm Beach, Fl, Palm Beach International Airport, 2013
Solo Exhibit , Hobe Sound Fl, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2012
Collections
Public Art Installation , MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach, Fl, 2012
Public Business Aquisition, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fl, 2012
Public Corporation , Lighthouse Investment Partners, North Palm Beach, Fl, 2014