Fay Moore is best known for her thoroughbred racing scenes. She spends times in Versailles each year, gathering subject material and teaching pastel techniques to groups of artists. In the 1960s, when she began attending the races in Saratoga, New York, few, if any, women artists were known for portraying sports. "I experienced it as a fabulous landscape of horses with brilliant colors provided by the jockey silks. A horse is like a wonderful nude, but with a horse, you see how the muscles work so much more than with a human nude."
from An artist's life's works, by Amy Wilson, March 8, 2009
Moore maintains a studio at the National Arts Club in New York, and has been a member of the Pastel Society of America, chair of the board of the American Academy of Equine Art and president of the American Academy of Equine Artists. She also shows her work at Heike Pickett Gallery in Versailles, KY.
Neighbors (from Roadside Views of Kentucky Series, 1999). Pastel on pastel cloth. 35x16 in.
Photo from: Cooke, Bill, Heike and Irwin Pickett. Fay Moore: A Woman Artist in a Sporting World, a Sixty Year Retrospective. (Versailles: Heike Pickett Gallery in conjunction with The International Museum of the Horse, 2009), 21.