About Ellen Rhodes Moore
Living all over the United States, I have combined my love of figurative work and family. My love of color is influenced by my southern upbringing in Dallas, Texas. I graduated with a degree in studio art form the University of Texas at Austin, and have continued to study with other noteworthy artists throughout my career. I have been involved in advertising and illustration with a focus on fine art since 1995.
I have exhibited and won awards in shows and galleries where I have lived: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and the Dallas Metroplex area. I was chosen for the public art project for the DC Arts Commission to paint one of the DC Party Animals. I was selected as “A New Texas Talent” for the Craighaed Green Gallery Show. I received the award for Best of Show for the Pastel Society of the Southwest and for CC Young Shows.
In the last few years I’ve also been doing what I call Painting with a Purpose, where I am involved with two charity projects. My most recent endeavor which has gained both newspaper and television coverage, has been my Fallen Soldiers Project. I have painted the portraits of fallen soldiers in the Iraq-Afghanistan war whose families live in Texas. Currently I am connected with “Snowball Express” which has given me nationwide access to the families of fallen soldiers. I am also involved with a project called “Painting for good causes” where I paint the portraits of children who are hoping to be adopted.
My work is a combination of vibrant color and careful rendering. It is both expressive and representational. I work in pastel and oils, as well as graphite, charcoal and trois crayon. My work is in numerous private collections. Thank you for visiting my website, and please contact me if you have any questions about my work or a commissioned piece.