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Yvette Moore

From portraying everyday happenings to historical architecture and events, Yvette Moore paints with a passion for detail that transcends her acrylic portrayals beyond the naturalism of a photograph.

Yvette Moore was born and raised on her family farm in the rural community of Radville, Saskatchewan. In 1986, she moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. As a mother of four, she began painting as a hobby, and later expanded her talents into a full time career. Upon moving to Moose Jaw, she pursued her education in architectural engineering and later accepted a position in the field. After one year, and the release of her first limited edition print, “Playtime Melody”, Yvette changed her passion into her profession. She soon passed on her passion and vision to her children and now employs two of them with full time careers in the framing and marketing division in her pursuit to excellence in the art field.

Almost twenty years later, Yvette continues to inspire and evoke the emotions of her audiences with her captivating images that tell the stories of the prairies. Her precise detail extends beyond simply being realistic. Critics have described her work to “make you homesick for the prairies, even if you have never been there.”

She says, “I want my art to do so many things, but most importantly I want my art to be a document – a document of where we came from and where we are going. I find much of the simpler things in life no longer exist. By painting what I am most familiar with – children, the prairies and architecture – I can combine authenticity and a consistent integrity in all my works.”

Her gallery and studio are located within her award winning and acclaimed gallery in Moose Jaw - the Yvette Moore Gallery which opened in 1999. As president of her company, as well as creating her paintings, she maintains active in the day to day operations and management. She works alongside with one of her daughters, Chantelle who is the Sales & Marketing Director of Yvette Moore Fine Art Inc., and her son, Tyler, who is her exclusive framer and a Picture Framing Specialist for all of her work.

Yvette has been accredited with the privilege of receiving numerous awards throughout her career. In 1992, she was awarded the prestigious Mr. Christies Book Award – for outstanding achievement for illustration in Canadian Children’s Literature – for “A Prairie Alphabet”. Recently, Yvette was also awarded the Tourism Saskatchewan Award of Excellence for an individual who has exemplified and created an understanding of Saskatchewan within and beyond the borders through a creative and artistic endeavor. Her most recent honours include the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005).

Personally appointed by the Honourable J.E.N. Wiebe, the former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Yvette created his portrait with the Government House in the background. This painting will be displayed for generations to come in the coveted Portrait Gallery of the Legislative Building in Regina, Saskatchewan. Upon the unveiling and hanging of this painting, Honourable Wiebe, described Yvette’s work as a world class artist who is capable of capturing a prairie sky like no one else. Her work is also found in the homes of avid collectors around the world.

Yvette Moore’s work is true to her personality and prairie roots - straightforward, uncluttered, natural and down to earth.

© Yvette Moore

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