Christian Moore is a self-taught contemporary artist known for creating works that often
incorporate metal (mainly bronze) and organic materials.He worked as a fashion illustrator in London for over a decade for premium fashion brands
and magazines such as Chanel and Tatler.
After leaving London and moving to Scotland to raise his family, Christian's surroundings
and focus changed. His enchantment with the natural world now provides the inspiration
for his paintings. The often lone subject and the space that it occupies represents the calm
and clarity that he experienced when moving from the city, to living more harmoniously
As with his earlier illustrative work, his current pieces remain true to his overall 'less is more'
approach. Each painting is made up of many layers of paint which are added and then
partially removed. This gives the painting depth and colour but most importantly a sense of
Christian likes to use raw, natural materials in his work such as sand, wood ash or coffee
grounds. The primary subject is usually 'sculpted' directly on the canvas/hessian, often in
bronze or another metal using a type of cold casting. The 'cold cast' is made in the studio
using metal powder and a type of resin. Once cured, the metal is aged to suit the
composition before sealing and protecting the work.
The work embodies his overall sense of style and celebrates beauty and imperfection.
Christian has just had a successful solo show (Nature Couture) in Edinburgh and his work
has sold internationally.