Florence Moonan

I am known for colorful abstract Venetian plaster paintings. Through this medium I have learned to create bold new ways of mark making using metal scrapers and various tools. I apply multiple layers of tinted plaster then I use sand paper to reveal passages beneath. It takes a lot of hand rubbing to burnish the surface, but the results produce a tactile texture that is as smooth as a stone tossed by the sea. My paintings evoke a range of moods from playful to mysterious. My paintings have been selected for numerous juried shows, invitationals, and group exhibitions throughout the United States including: The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ; Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, (First Prize Award), Reading, Pennsylvania. I was recently selected for the New Jersey Emerging Artists solo series at Monmouth Museum.