The paintings are all on panel, with up to four coats of an acrylic-plaster mix. This is etched with a sharp point to create a pattern or a variety of shapes, often corresponding to the trowel marks in the plaster. These shapes are painted or stained with heavily pigmented tempera paint and finally varnished or polished with wax.
The paintings are meant to be felt as well as viewed and can come to no harm by being held or mounted on a shelf.
The impetus for this work comes from Moira’s studies of painting techniques, geology and medieval manuscript illuminations. Many of the images relate to weaving and patchwork design.
Please note that the grey line on the right hand side of some of the images is shadow, indicating the depth of the work which averages 5/8 of an inch.
All works are for sale. Prices range from $300 to $3,000, depending on size and date. Click on a painting image to see its information.