Trudie Ann Moore
Trudie Moore was born in the U.K. in 1953, Trudie has always had art in her blood inspired by a gifted Uncle. Her teenage years saw her A2 lino print of a corn on the cob displayed at the Royal Academy of Art, London. In 1978 she migrated to Australia to be with her life partner. After exploring various art mediums, in 2006, she was introduced to Encaustic art, and a great love affair using beeswax as a medium began. Trudie developed painting with wax on canvas, and painted on denim jeans donated and signed by celebrities for charity Jamm 4 Jeans. Other fundraiser artworks included Arty Bra Blue Mountains Cancer Help, The Brave Awards, Aids Council of New South Wales. Her artwork features in the foyer of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre, Penrith, the Cancer Wing of Nepean Hospital, and the surgical ward of Norwest Private Hospital. In 2010 she travelled to Egypt the birthplace of Encaustic art, and studied early examples of encaustic paintings in the Cairo Museum. 2011 saw her first solo exhibition at the Olde Block Factory Gallery, Faulconbridge. She has also exhibited at the Tap Gallery Darlinghurst, The Archetype Gallery Paddington, and is a regular entrant in the annual LGBTQ+ Bent Art Exhibition, Katoomba. Later exhibitions include: GP on Ebley Bondi Junction, The Edge Katoomba, Artfest Winmalee, and Braemar Gallery, Springwood. A selection of her hand-crafted cards were featured in the gift shop of Featherdale Wildlife Park Blacktown as part of a MNTNS MADE initiative. Two of her works along with 10 other artists, were selected to be projected on film over the facade of The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, as part of Culturescape Blue Mountains. In 2016 Trudie held a large exhibition at Gallery ONE88 Katoomba. Passionate about inspiring art in the community, Trudie ran wax art classes for Blacktown Women's Health Centre, and for Springwood & Winmalee Community Centres to assist those affected by the 2013 Bush Fires.
Encaustic, or wax, art has an interesting history. The use of it as an art form known as “encaustic” dates back many centuries and was used in the making of religious icons across Europe. The term encaustic comes from ancient Greek “encaustikos” which means “to burn in”.
Painting with wax can be traced back to ancient Greece and is mentioned in early Roman texts. Among its many uses were for portrait painting, relief panels, and to colour marble.
Trudie's artwork is available in Prints of various sizes, along with Bags, Phone Covers, Mugs and various homewares. CLICK HERE
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