Kelly Moore

Slow Boat
Acrylic
ID Number: 0084

​Santa Fe Art Renegade Kelly Moore is one of the most original creators of Folk Art in the United States. His work has at times been referred to as outsider art, art brut, and folk art. He is self-taught and originally from the Ozarks of Arkansas. His colorful paintings are composed of a whole variety of strange figures and beasts often in a carnival procession across the surface or set within a distant landscape. Other compositions are more involved with lettering, swirling, colors, thick impasto, and the dark surrounding atmosphere, while others show different series of strange figures, including ghosts, or ornamental beasts lined up in rows before one’s eyes. An attractive book that is an impressive documentation of Moore’s work.