Martha Moore, was raised in Calgary and has spent the last 30 years in Alberta and Ontario. After a fulfilling career in broadcast journalism and corporate communications, Martha credits the move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley as a motivation behind her shift from interpreting the world through writing, to drawing and painting.
“When I paint I’m totally immersed in the moment and lose many hours focused only on my canvas the marks I make and the feelings they evoke. When the painting is finished, my canvas is covered in paint and as a rule so am I, I’m exhausted and exhilarated and beneath layers of texture and colour a story on canvas begins to emerge; apart from any intention on my behalf, and quite arresting in its intensity. I’m very grateful for the ‘stories’ I’m able to create and even more grateful for the connections and pleasure they bring to others.”Martha’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Kelowna Art Gallery and Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC – Lake Country Art Gallery – Vernon Public Art Gallery – Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops, BC – Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, among others across North America. She is a board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, The North Okanagan Arts Council and a member of the Society of Canadian Artists. Martha lives in Vernon, BC