Yvonne Moore has had numerous successful solo and group exhibitions and has exhibited at both the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy. Her paintings are beautifully made using only palette knives, with paint built up thickly in subtle colour tones.
In 1988, Yvonne was awarded a scholarship to train at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts. Initially her training followed a classical approach, with extensive life drawing and still life studies in various mediums but ultimately she was encouraged to develop and explore her individual style, through painting, her preferred medium.
After returning to Ireland, Yvonne completed a degree course in Design at the College of Marketing and Design, Mountjoy Square, Dublin. The course emphasis was on all aspects relating to interior design including technical drawing, ergonomics, texture, light, space and colour. She worked full time as an Interior Designer for 5 years, while also attending various courses in the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, including an Intensive Creative Art workshop.
In the summer of 2002 Yvonne made the decision to pursue a full time career as an artist. She exhibited at the People’s Art Exhibition, St Stephens Green, Dublin, in September 2002, where she first met John de Vere White, of de Veres Art Auctions, Dublin, Ireland.
Since this first meeting, Yvonne has regularly sold paintings in de Veres auctions and has also had both a solo exhibition and a group show in the Gallery at de Veres.
“Over the last ten years, I have watched Yvonne develop as a painter. When I first came across her work I was immediately struck by her originality and confident painting technique. Her paintings are beautifully made with paint built up thickly using the palette knife. They are never over worked and she has the rare ability, for a painter so young, to know when a work is “finished”. Simple as this sounds the overworking of paintings is a trap into which the young and not-so-young fall. Over the years our Gallery as well as other established outlets have shown Yvonne’s work to much acclaim. She has developed into a highly competent technician who sets about her work with an assured hand. Her reputation is now secure and her work continues to win acclaim among collectors both new and old”. John de Vere White – de Veres Art Auctions / The Gallery at de Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin.
By April 2003 Yvonne had also painted her first two works for Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In June the same year, ten paintings were produced for the Summer Exhibition. Her talent was acknowledged by an almost immediate sell out show. This small body of work demonstrated her ability to use a colour palette that is influenced by light. Loose and textured application of paint and finely tuned composition, give the work a fresh and painterly finish. Since this first exhibition, Yvonne has had a second sell out solo and numerous very successful group shows with the Mullan Gallery.
“Yvonne Moore has exhibited in Mullan Gallery since 2003. She is one of Mullan Gallery’s consistently best-selling artists. Her reputation is growing rapidly. Her audience is growing with each exhibition and interestingly we also have a high second and third purchase rate. Based on my experience, Yvonne’s continued career as an artist is very secured. Early indicators were suggestive of success but the past five years have positioned her work firmly in the Irish art market” Caroline Mullan – Mullan Gallery, Lisburn Road, Belfast.
Yvonne was accepted to exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition 2004 and the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition 2004. This was an important achievement early on in her career.
Since early 2008, Yvonne has exhibited regularly with the Warren Gallery in County Cork, Ireland, including a solo show in August 2009.
“When I first viewed the work of Yvonne Moore I was immediately taken by the quality and finish of her paintings. She uses the palette knife to great effect and captures the drama of her subject extremely well and the results are always stunning. The time taken to complete each piece means that the work is thoughtful and respectful to the process. I feel privileged to work with Yvonne and I know that her future is assured as one of Ireland’s finest painters in this era”. Fergus O’Mahony – Castletownsend, Co.Cork