Anna Moore grew up in Idaho, where an artistic lifestyle surrounded her from the start. She largely attributes her eye for design to spontaneous lessons from her father, Robert Moore. Robert’s example taught Anna to stop, visually ingest, and derive excitement from beauty in the world. She grew to become equally excited by any painting that could translate that beauty simply and boldly. Anna works primarily with oil in a painterly and impressionistic style. Inspired by nature, she loves to paint trees. “I can put exciting shapes and colors between all the branches and leaves. I feel a lot of freedom there. It’s fun.”
Anna formally pursued art at Utah State University. Her studies included a trip abroad in Germany, where she viewed museums and painted in watercolor, focusing on the figure as subject matter. She was honored to be selected by USU’s Caine College of the Arts as a Caine Scholar, the college’s most distinguished scholarship. She graduated with a BFA in Art with a graphic design emphasis. Anna continues to learn from her father. In addition, she currently gets artistic excitement from the work of Fatat Bahmad, Silas Thompson, and Florence Hutchings.