Nancy Christy-Moore

Making my paintings happen by creating chaos and bringing order to it is my trademark style which has developed over the past thirty-plus years.  Using intuitive painting techniques (I call it “inner painting”) and drawing on my subconscious for imagery, I compose paintings as I go.  Rather than planning a composition I start with colors poured on the substrate in a loose abstract design, then  when discovering hidden images, develop them.  Building the painting using this layering process keeps my paintings freshly spontaneous and engaging to me.  Using strong color with energetic movement expresses my emotional attachments to the subject matter while telling the story I find within each painting as I bring it to completion.



Columbia College, Columbia, MO; American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL; Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA., private workshops


MEDIAAcrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Collage, Monoprint



Southwestern Invitational, Yuma Art Center, AZ, 4/10 - 5/30, 2015

West Valley Art Museum Leading Ladies: Outstanding Women Artists of Arizona,11/14-1/15

Official Artist for the 42nd Menlo Charity Horse Show, Atherton, CA 8/2012

Cover Artist, Horses in Art magazine, Summer 2011                           

Wild at Art, Citadelle Gallery, Glendale, AZ, October, 2010 (AWARD

Shemer Alive, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ, March-April 2010

Selected participating artist for West Valley Art Council Home & Studio Tour, Dec. 2009

The Real Dog and Pony Show, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ, May-July 2008

Goodyear City Hall Art in Public Spaces, Goodyear, AZ, January-March 2009

Celebrating Art of the West Valley III, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ 5/8- 7/8( AWARD)

Super Bowl 42 NFL Tailgate Party Exhibit, February 2008

 West Valley Arts Council Art Walk, September 2007 

Best of American Mixed Media Artists & Artisans Vol. 1, 2007     

Cover of American Poetry Journal, July 2006

Glendale Arts Council Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Glendale, AZ, March – April, 2006&7

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ, September – December 2005

Celebration of Artists, City of Peoria, AZ (award), 2005                            

Longview Community College Spring '95 Bulletin cover, Lee’s Summit, MO                       

Selected for Redlands Assistance League Calendar 1993

Art for Heaven's Sake (PURCHASE AWARD), Redlands, CA 1991


ONE WOMAN SHOWS (Partial Listing)     

Nancy Christy-Moore paintings, Avondale Library Gallery, Avondale, AZ, 7/15 - 8/l5

Nancy Christy-Moore paintings, WHAM Arts Center, Surprise, AZ, 5/1/15 - 5/31/15

Paintings by Nancy Christy-Moore, Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ, 6/1/11-7/11/11

Blooms and Horses, West Valley National Bank, Avondale, AZ 1/11-4/11

 Avondale City Hall, Avondale, AZ. September – December 2009     

 Peoria Performing Arts Center; August, September 2007

 City of Peoria, AZ, February 2006

 Artistic Expressions, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2004       

 Lionheart Gallery, Louisville, KY, April 2001

Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS August 2000

Wang Cultural Arts Center, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, May 1996         The Bricks Fine Arts Gallery, Yates Center, KS, 1995         Yama Gallery, Yokkaichi, Japan, 1993, 1995                                    Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS, 1995                                        Sheraton Suites Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 1995         29 Palms Art Gallery, 29 Palms, CA , 1992    

GROUP SHOWS (Selected)

 Hidden in the Hills, Hide Away Studio, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2015

Hot Art Cool Show, Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek AZ, 5/29/15-10/3/15

4th Annual Floral & Botanical, HQ Arts, Surprise, AZ, 4/9-5/15, 2015 FIRST PRIZE

Hidden in the Hills, Bela Fidel Studio, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2014

Surprise Invitational, ARTS HQ, Surprise, AZ, November & December, 2014

The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul, International Museum of Art of El Paso, TX, August & Sept 2014

 Blank Canvas, ARTS HQ, Surprise, AZ, July & August 2014

 Flourish, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ, July  & August 2014        

 Taste of Cave Creek, Cave Creek, AZ, Nov 2013   

 Hidden in the Hills, Images Studios, Scottsdale, AZ Nov 2011, 12012,

  Floral Exhibit, Avondale City Hall, Avondale, AZ, May-July 2010

 Skye Restaurant and club, Peoria, AZ, February-August 2010

 Shemer Faculty Exhibits, Phoenix, AZ, 2007, 2009

 Lawrence Art Center Faculty Show, Lawrence, KS, March 2003, 2002  

New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY (two person) May, 2003

Phoenix Gallery, Topeka, KS (two person) May, 2000           GEG Corridor Gallery, Westport, MO (three person), March-May 2000            Riverside Arts Foundation, Palm Springs, CA, (three person) 1991                                                                                                                                   


 West Valley Art Museum Leading Ladies: Outstanding Women Artists of Arizona,11/14-1/15

The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul,  International Museum of Art, El Paso, TX (group) 2014

 San Bernardino County Museum Upper Dome Gallery, Redlands, CA, (three person), 1985



Gould Evans Goodman Architects, Kansas City, MO; Kansas City Power  & Light Company, Overland Park, KS; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY;  Private and Corporate collections throughout U.S. and Japan



Raku Gallery, Jerome, AZ, Arts HQ, Surprise, AZ (gift shop)



WHAM, Surprise, AZ, 2014; Arizona Art Alliance, Scottsdale, Az; 2011, 2012, 2013; Shemer Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ 2007,8, 10; West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ, 2005; Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS, 2000-2003; Johnson County Com. College, Overland Pk, KS 1995 to2000; Palomar College, San Marcos, CA: 1987-94



WHAM Art center, Surprise, AZ; Arizona Art Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ;  CASA Artists, Tuscon, AZ; West Valley Arts Council, Surprise, AZ; Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ; Ruth Canada Studio, Tucson, AZ;Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS; Herington Tri-County Arts Assoc., Herington, Ks; Blue Valley Arts, Stillwell, KS; Images Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Russell Arts Council, Russell, KS; Ramona Hotel Gallery, Ramona, CA; Imperial Valley Art Assoc, CA; COAL, San Clemente, CA; Santa Monica College, Watercolor MasterSeries, Santa Monica, CA


NLAPW State Conference (National Pen Women), Kansas City, MO, 1997

Carlsbad Oceanside Village Faire Show, Carlsbad, CA, 1994

East Valley Art Assoc, Pomona, CA, 1993

29 Palms Annual Fall Open, 29 Palms, CA, 1992

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