Peter Moir

Drawing has been a passion all my life, since I could first hold a pencil. A box of coloured pencils and watercolours was an adventure second to none. I was unable to afford the time to pursue my interest seriously until the new millennium. Except for a brief period in the 1980s when I attended Claremont School of Art, I am self-taught and I have been a full time resident of Margaret River since 1994.
I enjoy using a diversity of media; painting, sculpting and sketching my fascination with the natural world and with the human form. My most recent achievement was to win both a major acquisitive award and the Viewer’s Choice award at the SouthWest Times Survey 2009 at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.
I am inspired by the ever-changing south west beach-scapes and forests surrounding my Margaret River home; by the vibrant colours and stark, raw beauty of our north-west; and the energy and contours of the human form and face.

I enjoy giving workshops and lessons to small groups of local people by request, and undertake commissions, including portraits.

Attended Claremont School of Art 1985-6, and studied life drawing and sculpture under Richard Merito.

In 2002 resumed painting and initiated the Bramley Group, with local artists.

February 2003 Artist in Residence at Busselton Art Centre.

2002-8 Margaret River Rotary Art Competition
2002 Rosa Brook Art Exhibition.
Willyabrup Arts Festival, exhibiting at Fermoy and Ribbonvale
Bacchanalia Exhibition, Busselton Arts Society
2003 Amberley Estate.
2004/5 Capel Fest Art Classic
2006 Inaugural Solo Exhibition, Gallows Gallery
2007 Exhibition, Old Bakery on Eighth, Maylands
2008 Vasse Art Exhibition
Joint Exhibition Lumiere Gallery
2009 Bunbury Regional Art Gallery’s South Western Times Survey
ArtGeo Busselton, “Stark” Exhibition
National Lifestyle Villages Annual Art Award Exhibition
Cossack Art Awards
Margaret River Cultural Centre Foyer Gallery
2010 Cossack Art Awards
Monart Art Gallery, Dalkeith, solo exhibition
Tresillian Gallery, Nedlands, solo exhibition
Wills Domain, Yallingup, solo exhibition
2011 Boranup Gallery, Margaret River exhibition.
Studio 281, Maylands, Solo Exhibition

2005 Capel Fest Art Classic, two Highly Commended Awards (landscape paintings).
2008 Vasse Art Exhibition, Highly Commended Award (sculpture).
8 prizes including Best New Exhibitor Award, Margaret River Show (landscape painting and charcoal and watercolour nudes)
2009 Bunbury Regional Art Gallery’s South Western Times Survey, two awards, Dale Alcock Homes Acquisitive Award and Jackson’s Viewers Choice Award (landscape painting).
2010 Cossack Art Awards, Highly Commended.
2011 Vasse Art Exhibition, Highly Commended.

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Title : Sarge Bay – Cape Leeuwin

Artist : Peter Moir

Medium : Acrylic

Size : 1.22m x 0.91m

Price : $2,700

Sale : $2,600

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