Teresa Moore’s oil on canvas works stage strong, independent women in a cocktail palette of boozy yellows, gaudy greens, and lusty reds.
These noirish, sultry-eyed femme fatales dance and drink, smoke and smooch, flirt and linger as they live for the moment in their own sublime yet wistful worlds. Self-taught and painting mainly with her fingers, Moore creates an atmosphere of night life, good times, and fleeting romances. Her images bring to life a world at once sensuous, sophisticated, sometimes sweet yet always alluring. Cabaret girls, lounge lizards and circus performers recall a risque lost generation, that in this age, can only exist within the confines of a fertile imagination. And these decadent dames get around. Moore’s work is exhibited and collected worldwide. Moore’s fiery independence shows through in these characters, who all seem to have their own checkered pasts, drawn from deep within the artist’s own fantasies and realities, past and present.