"Light is the essence of spirit in it’s purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera.
My desire is to bring a soulfulness and spirit to my work that engages the viewer, creating an emotional bond with the environment and it's creatures.
Melinda Moore resides in Florida but has spent much of her life traveling and living abroad, her camera is her constant companion. Observation of people and nature has been her life long fascination, she started studying photography when she was eighteen. With the new digital age her vision has expanded, she enjoys adding personal, slightly surreal alternative techniques, using texture montage and composite. It is a new art form called photo based mixed media. Since 2008 when she began exhibiting her work she has received many awards, exhibited in universities, museums and is in numerous private collections. She was recently invited to join the National Association of Women Artist.
In Depth Bio Palm Beach Arts Paper
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
H. Allen Holmes Gallery 8998 SE Bridge Road Hobe Sound, FL
The Mae Gallery 170 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL U.S.A. 33444
Artful Home, curated by Micheal Monroe director of Smithsonian Renwick Gallery for 20 yrs.
M&M Studio Gallery, Jupiter, Fl
Pferderkamper Gallery, Canal Road, Wellington Fl
Commercial Representative Getty. Numerous Private Collectors and Global publications include Oxford University, Audubon Magazine and Book Covers.
BS Florida State University
Independent Study with Dennis Aufiery, Anna Tomczak, Vincent Versace, John Reuter, Michael Rosenbaum, Jim DiVitale, Helena Glassman, Joyce Tenneson, Adam Stoltman and more.
2011 “Creative Nature” MacArthur Beach State Park,Singer Island Fl
2012 “Creative Nature” Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Fl
2012 “Creative Focus” Jonathan Dickinson State Park Hobe Sound Fl 2008 to 2013
Multiple Group Exhibitions, Nathan Rosen Museum, Coral Springs Museum, Florida Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Lighthouse School and Museum Tequesta ,Armory Arts, WPB. Boca Raton Museum School, National Association of Women Artists. Palm Beach International Airport
Art Gallery Eissey Invitational Palm Beach State College Sept 13- Oct 14 2016
Jupiter Island Arts Festival March 18th 19th 2016
Loxahatchee Art Show Pferderkaemper Gallery March 11-13th 2016
Nathan D Rosen Museum , Art 2016 Biennial, juried, Boca Raton Fl _Feb 11th -Mar 17th ,2016
National Asc of Women "Women of Vision II" Jan12-Feb12 Armory Art Center
Judge for Artist of Palm Beach County Audubon exhibit. 2016
Published in James Snyder book "A Trip Down the Loxahatchee"
Nature Preserved juried Palm Beach Cultural Council _Nov 2015 _ Jan 2016
Environmentally Engaged" juried Lighthouse Art Center_ Sept 10-Oct 24 2015
A Collective Dialogue "invitational Armory Art Center_ Oct 3-Oct 31
Looking Forward,Glancing Back" NAWA Armory Arts WPB, March9-April13 2015
Art Matters" Northwood University NAWA WPB, Fl Feb 23rd 2015-May11
Contempo Lighthouse Juried ArtsCenter Tequesta Fl Jan 15th -March 7th 2015
Floral Fusion Kimmel Education Center Jupiter Fl Jan 2015
NAWA group exhibits:
Northwood University ,WPB ,Fl
Coral Springs Art Museum, Fl
Marco Island Center for the Arts, Fl
2012 Public Art Installation John D MacArthur Beach State Park
2015 HM Environmentally Engaged Juror Paul Fisher
2015 3rd Place Floral Fusion juror Greg Allikas "Daggers Crossed"
2014 Judges Recognition Coral Springs Museum "Hanging Out"
2013 Best in Show "Photo Now" Lighthouse Art Center and Museum
3013 "Day at Laguna Beach" juror Nancy Brown .
Nine First places or Best in Show since 2009 in competitions.
Photographic Presentations in Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Arts School, Florida Parks, Preserves, Audubon Society, Camera Clubs
Juror and Judge in local PSA Camera Clubs
National Association of Women Artists
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
LighthouseArtCenter, Jupiter Fl
Professional Photographer's Guild of the Palm Beaches
Palm Beach County Cultural Council
M&M Gallery Jupiter Fl
Palm Beach Photographic Center
Artists of Palm Beach County
Armory Arts Photo Salon, WPB
Board Member of Friends of John D MacArthur State Park