"The process of creating art using nature is more beautiful than the outcome to me."- Michelle Moore
Michelle Moore is an American artist and surface designer, born and raised in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Having grown up in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Michelle has always had an inherent love for the great outdoors. She enjoys living in an area with four distinct seasons of natural wonder to explore.
Michelle has an innate curiosity for the worn and weathered, funky and vibrant, and everything in between. She gravitates toward nature and all of its perfect imperfections. She seeks inspiration in a small leaf that has been patterned by the hungry bug, to a perfectly broken seashell washed up on the shore. She also finds inspiration in perusing local consignment shops, or spending the day wandering the colorful streets of Woodstock, NY.
Michelle enjoys working with her environment as much as possible. She utilizes fresh flowers from her garden in natural dyes, eco prints, and cyanotype. She enjoys the experimental aspect of working with nature. Michelle loves making unique, one of a kind textiles, and turning thrift store finds in to new and exciting pieces.
Her style is whimsical, joyful, and colorful. Her work is a direct reflection of her curiosity, child-like sense of play, and pure imagination.
She is focused on helping inspire the future of the textile industry through the use of slower, more thoughtful and creative processes.
Michelle is a graduate of the Textile + Surface Design program from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as the Fine Art program at SUNY Ulster, where she teaches in the Fine Art Department.