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Calbuco

9.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.1"D

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Kate Moore

DES MOINES, IA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: chile, volcano, expressionist, abstract, eruption, weather, landscape, colorful, disaster

Media: water, chalk, pencil, pastel, gouache

Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.125"D

Year Created: 2018

This painting measures 9x12, but will come in a white 16x20 mat. I've always been drawn to extreme places—growing up in the Midwest, we get a little of everything (hot, cold, dry, wet) so anything we DON'T get is interesting to me. We may get tornadoes, floods and the occasional earthquake, but one thing we definitely don't get is volcanoes. The recent eruption of Calbuco in Chile, while terrifying, was really beautiful to me—that red cloud! The purple sky! I'm glad things have apparently returned to normal in the area, but I wanted to capture those colors for myself.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Kate Moore now finds herself based in lovely Des Moines, Iowa. After receiving two BFAs from Truman State University, where she studied graphic design and studio art, she made her way north through a series of diverse jobs: illustrator for a T-shirt shop, full-time stationery and print artist, designer for an award-winning trio of city magazines, puppy wrangler (OK, that one was unpaid, but definitely worthwhile). Kate's passions in life are art, '90s pop culture, animals, and food, in no particular order. When not working at her full-time job (where she designs layouts around food), she's usually found scribbling, painting, or digging in the backyard with her rescue dog. Her paintings are inspired by things she comes across in her daily travels, from the everyday to the extraordinary and everything in between. Every piece represents a moment in the day with no demands, no stress, just a paintbrush and a blissfully empty page.

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