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p e n e l o p e ★ paintings

Napa, California · 1 Sale

WineArtLife

p e n e l o p e ★ paintings

Napa, California 1 Sale On Etsy since 2008

Announcement   Penelope's paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. Through her subject matter, Penelope portrays a unique twist on life’s simple pleasures.

Penelope's exhibits her work at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Staglin Family, Ehlers Estate, Benziger Family, Eric Ross Winery, Malibu Family Winery, Thomas Arvid, Robin Quivers and Danielle Steele.

http://www.penelopepaintings.com

joie de vivre |ˌ zh wä də ˈvēvrə|
noun
exuberant enjoyment of life.
ORIGIN French, literally ‘joy of living.’

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Penelope's paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. Through her subject matter, Penelope portrays a unique twist on life’s simple pleasures.

Penelope's exhibits her work at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Staglin Family, Ehlers Estate, Benziger Family, Eric Ross Winery, Malibu Family Winery, Thomas Arvid, Robin Quivers and Danielle Steele.

http://www.penelopepaintings.com

joie de vivre |ˌ zh wä də ˈvēvrə|
noun
exuberant enjoyment of life.
ORIGIN French, literally ‘joy of living.’

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Live inspired, follow your passion. "Inspiring Person" Interview with Pinot Patch Wines:

Published February 14, 2014:

Q. How long have you been painting?

P. I’ve been painting professionally for nearly 12 years, but art has been ingrained in my soul my entire life.

Q. Then you always knew you wanted to do it?

P. I’ve always felt that breaking free from my art would have been a terrible misuse of my time. I can't separate myself from my art, it's who I am. If you want to be a painter, chef, musician, or athlete for that matter, it requires lifelong dedication. It's absolutely heartbreaking to me when I meet someone who chose to abandon their passion for the “safe” and “stable” route. It's not an easy path but the rewards are tremendous.

Q. How exactly did wine become one of your muses?

P. I'm very passionate about food and wine. Chefs and winemakers are artists and I have an enormous respect for their craft. My favorite places in the world are food and wine centric. Fusing all of my passions into culinary inspired paintings enables me to communicate gratitude, optimism and joie de vivre.

Q. Where did wine and art meet for you?

P. I bartended throughout my college days in San Francisco and loved every minute of it. When I moved to Savannah, GA I bartended for three years at aVida, where I also exhibited my paintings. So I was bartending and selling my work simultaneously and began to build valuable relationships with restaurants, wineries and distributors.

Q. Your work is very pop culture meets viticulture. Very Warhol.

P. Oooh I LOVE that! Penelope’s paintings are the fusion of pop culture and viticulture...that has a nice ring. Thanks! Andy and I would have been great friends. For inspiration, I’ve always looked to Contemporary Art, Impressionism, and Pop Art- Monet, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol are just a few of my old favorites.

Q. Where else have you lived? Any highlights?

P. After college I moved to Savannah, Georgia for three years. In 2008 I traveled and traded oil paintings for vacation homes for nearly 4 years. It was extraordinary. Some of the highlights were 6 weeks in a bridal suite on a ranch and vineyard in Malibu, 6 weeks in the South of France, 3 summers at a resort in Park City, a cabin in New Mexico, and the Benziger’s cottage on the Sonoma Square.

Q. What brought you back West?

P. It wasn’t a direct route, but after being on the road for years and “sampling” a variety of places the community most difficult to leave each time was Napa Valley. I had the realization that it was where I needed to be. Napa is a world class wine region where chefs, winemakers, and entrepreneurs converge and thrive. It's a special place with a strong sense of community and without a doubt where I want to build my dream.

Q. And that’s where you are now?

P. I was aiming for Napa proper but landed in St. Helena first, right on Main Street. I can’t believe I actually lived there, I loved waking up every day surrounded by it’s remarkable beauty and being able to walk to the most amazing restaurants and boutiques. I relocated to downtown Napa in January 2014.

Q. But it was always your plan it seems.

P. Moving to Napa marks the official beginning of bringing my dream to life: Art Haus Napa. That’s all I can say at the moment. If you only give yourself ‘Plan A’ with no lingering ‘Plan B’ there's nothing to fall back on. You're forced to achieve your goals and do whatever it takes to make it work.

Q. That can make things difficult.

P. My most innovative ideas come from adversity, ideas that wouldn’t have come otherwise. Creative solutions are my specialty. I'm an optimist, I will always find the silver lining. The rewards for persistence and perseverance are tremendous and knowing that truth enables and empowers me to stay strong and keep going. Determination is critical.

Q. Then kick back with nice meal and a glass of wine?

P. Normally I gravitate towards big reds like Cabernet, Cab Franc, Malbec and Syrah, but I love spicy food and reds don’t compliment heat as well as a cool crisp rosé, riesling or gewurztraminer. I'll often order my wine first then decide what to eat. Port and Bleu Cheese for dessert anytime. Bubbles, always bubbles. More bubbles!

Q. Thanks for talking to us. Any parting wisdom to make our day extraordinary?

P. Everyday is extraordinary. I love opening my eyes in the morning, waking up next to my dogs, my first sip of coffee, smelling the grapes or flowers as I jog through the vineyards or the wind pounding on my chest as I cruise around Napa on Babe my turquoise Vespa. I constantly experience bursts of gratitude as I realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I love each and every day in a place I adore so much. I wish that for you.

http://pinotpatch.com/inspirations/penelope-moore/

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Last updated on February 10, 2012
Penelope paints her surroundings focusing mainly on still-life and interiors. Her inspiration often begins in social settings such as candle lit restaurants and trendy lounges. She often depicts the way a wineglass or table fork reflects the surrounding atmosphere and light. By painting her subjects larger-than-life, emphasizing abstracted shapes (usually found in distortions and reflections of glass and metal), skewing the perspective, and by pushing color Penelope offers her viewers new and interesting ways to perceive commonly encountered places and objects.

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Commissions available upon request.

A commissioned work of art typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete, unless expedited to meet a particular need or prearranged deadline.

Half payment due to begin and the remaining half of payment due upon completion.

To inquire please email me at art [!at] moorepenelope.com