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The Art of Michael G. Moore

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

The Art of Michael G. Moore

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Michael G. Moore emulates the work of Vincent van Gogh. But instead of using large, thick brush strokes, Mr. Moore uses dots--lots of them. "My painting is smoother," says Mr. Moore, who is also a sculptor.

In the 1970s, Mr. Moore started painting, and he became serious about his work in 1991. "It's relaxing," says Mr. Moore, who is 46 and lives in Shreveport, La. "I pretty much zone out when I'm painting."

Not only is Mr. Moore a painter and a sculptor, he's also an advocate for other local artists. After realizing that many of them did not have their work on the Internet, he decided to help them create the Northwest Louisiana Art online art gallery. The Web site serves as an artistic clearinghouse, and all submissions are first reviewed and approved by a committee.

The site now features the work of more than 60 artists, including painters, musicians, writers, digital artists, and photographers.

"We're just trying to get it out there any way we can," Mr. Moore says. The Web site helps.

In fact, Mr. Moore told the Shreveport Times that the site gave him exposure in the 2003 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy, and to the Woburn Gallery in London. …

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