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Jeanne-Louise Moys

Paint fascinates me. There’s something magical about the way it evokes images, memories, emotions, light and atmosphere. A single brushstroke that captures something recognisable but simultaneously looks like an ordinary brushstroke is my favourite thing when looking at art.

As my art journey has evolved, I’ve become more adventurous with gesture and texture, embracing the physicality of paint and its power to communicate the essence of my subjects. People tell me that they admire the sense of movement in my work and this comes across both my dance and nature-inspired creations. I’m constantly exploring ways to create texture and convey emotion.

Music and movement are a key part of my process. I paint what I feel, working from observation, memory, imagination and intuition.

I love sunshine and warm weather and try to make the most of plein air opportunities when I can. Most of my flower paintings are created in my Otley courtyard garden. Yorkshire inspires me because it has spectacular clouds, soulful open spaces, and warm-hearted people.

Alongside my art life, I am a design academic, specialising in typography and graphic communication. I’m an Associate Professor in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. Teaching creative skills for design and research is a different kind of creative challenge to pursuing your own practice.

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Jeanne-Louise Moys' art

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floral
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gestural
upcycled
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bird-of-prey
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british-birds
british-wildlife
british-landscape
english-heritage
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stonehenge
still-life
ballet
dance
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Reclaimed

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Healing

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The snooze

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Sunset over the Henge

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After the rain

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Poetry in the kitchen

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Morning mist

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Soul

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Nonchalance

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Savouring summer

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Gazing out to sea

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Summer swirl

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Dancing at dusk

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    Past Exhibitions

    Pop in to Otley’s lovely PlantsDOTcom to enjoy a small collection of my paintings on display amidst their lovely plants and pots. The paintings change every month or two.

    * Exhibitions:
    — Wildlife Friendly Otley, The Courthouse, Otley (October 2023)
    — Air, Water, Earth & Fire, Open Gallery, Halifax (September–October 2023)
    — Summer exhibition, Open Gallery, Halifax (August–September 2023)
    — Botany exhibition, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield, (July–August 2023)
    — Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition, Open Gallery, Halifax (July 2023)
    — Yorkshire life drawing group exhibition, Upco, Otley (October 2022)
    — Reading Charity Art Fair (October 2021)
    — Open studio, Reading (October 2018)

    * Markets:
    –Pyramid of Arts Trail & Market (August 2023)
    — Kirkstall Arts Trail (July 2023)
    — Otley coffee culture pop-up market (November 2022)
    — University of Reading Staff Common Room festive market (December 2021)
    — Popup Cottage (two events, 2017)

    * Art and design workshops
    — Different by Design, Tate Exchange (2019, 2020)

    * I also had a painting in primary school that was selected for an exhibition in Japan. I was probably around 10 or 11 and absolutely mortified because it was, in my opinion, a total disaster and the worst thing I had ever created.

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