At a birthday party many years ago, two guests bought me some life drawing classes at the AGO. Never having taken any classes since university, I jumped right in. The work on this site is from my first year of painting right up until the present. I will add to it as I go along. I started with acrylics and am now loving oil. I did a lot of figurative and still life painting in the beginning since that was easiest to manage in a studio.

Recently I have devoted at least half my time studying sailboats both at mooring and in action. Who knows what the next years will bring? I am confident I will become looser and more abstract or, tighter and more minimalist. Ha. I find that’s the thrill of painting – it can lead you on, irrespective of your planning. You do your sketches and value studies, think composition and colour temperatures, yet still the process of actual painting seems to have a mind of its own. Great sport, that’s all I have to say.



2020 Online exhibition, and on Instagram @nancyvmoore1

2020 The Riviera, Toronto Island (cancelled due to Covid-19)

2017 The Shaw House, Toronto Island

2016 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island


2013 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island


2020 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2018 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2017 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island

2010, 2011 Luc's Sculpture Studio, Toronto


University of Buffalo, Buffalo: BFA in Graphic Design and Communication

OCAD University, Toronto: part-time studies in Environmental Design

Continuing Education classes, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, Luc’s Sculpture Studio, OCAD University, George Brown College, Toronto School of Art


Holt Renfrew, Toronto: Graphic Designer, Production Manager, Director of Sales Promotion

Mamone & Partners, Toronto: Production Co-ordinator, Account Manager