“One collector commented, “When the etchings are hung individually they look nice, but when you hang them together you can see the poetry.” I thought that accurately sums up my feelings about these pieces. All of my etchings, including the “Four Seasons Suite” and the “Countryside Suite” were designed from the beginning to be displayed together as sets of four.
The “Four Seasons Suite” is based on my favorite oil paintings that I’ve done from each season. Whereas, the “Countryside Suite” was drawn from different locations, within a mile of each other, created on the same snowy morning.
I believe that an art collection that includes
paintings, sculptures, etchings and drawings creates a richer experience. The different mediums compliment each other and make a room or home more inviting.”
Jay Moore has become well-known for his tranquil landscapes that epitomize the beauty and grandeur of the West. He grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and as a boy loved climbing trees, hiking and fishing. He attended the Colorado Art Institute in Denver and the Art Students League of Denver and subsequently worked as a designer and illustrator. Moore melded his two loves and evolved into a prolific plein-air painter.
Moore loves wilderness and backcountry and travels the West in search of beauty. His travels have taken him to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, as well as around Colorado and the mountain states and west to California. His trademark is the ability to capture the serenity of nature in every season, from colorful autumn foliage to icy rivers in the heart of winter. His work is in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado.