Born: 1954, Radville, SK
Lives/Works: Moose Jaw, SK
Price Range: $1000 +
Yvette Moore opened her namesake gallery and studio in 1999, in the now 100-year-old Land Titles building in historic downtown Moose Jaw. It created an opportunity to also exhibit the work of others. For example the gallery currently represents a wide range of artists and artisans showing pottery, jewellery and stained glass in addition to Yvette’s paintings.
Chantelle Moore-Flanagan, the gallery’s Sales and Marketing Manager notes, “There continues to be a strong demand for nostalgic art that reflects life on the prairies, as well as the sense of place in the prairies - the wide open space and the big blue skies. Some collectors are looking for something with a personal story they can pass on to family in the future.”
Yvette’s work dominates the gallery and Chantelle openly recommends it as highly collectible. But she goes on to explain that this emotional link to the land extends beyond the prairie region to visitors from the USA and abroad who have purchased Yvette’s work.
Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Squadron exemplifies Moore’s narrative painting style and subject as she captures several quintessential prairie icons – the flat patchwork quilt farmland, the isolated homestead, the big sky, as wells as CFB Moose Jaw’s own aerobatic Snowbirds team. Moore was commissioned to create the official portrait of the former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and has received numerous awards throughout her career including the prestigious Mr. Christies Book Award for outstanding achievement for illustration in Canadian Children’s Literature, for A Prairie Alphabet.