I paint in Seductive, edible colours, sumptuous textures and skins, asking that the viewer reach out and touch something that it is usually prohibited. My paintings exploit the contrast between the desire to touch the painting and the knowledge that one must not. As with all beautiful things, we want what we cannot touch.

I want painting to be beautiful. To seduce the eye over a surface layered with colours that enhance, collide and smother one another. I try to control the beauty but it is compromised as the paint takes over. Colours, surfaces and panels of paint vibrate against each other, creating a compelling tension. The somewhat random process of paint application is fundamental to this. I try to set up these contrasts - the application of the paint is part of the beauty. What is accidental, and what is not?

influences
Jackson Pollock, Gary Hume, Fiona Rae, Ian Davenport
education
1997 De Montfort University, Leicester BA (Hons) Fine Art 2.1
1994 South Devon College of Arts and Technology, Torquay
Regional Diploma of Foundation studies in Art and Design
1993 Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, A level Art with History of Art, GCSE photography
professional memberships
I am a member of the Axis Arts online database of practising UK artists which is funded by the Arts Council England. Axis is an organisation which promotes professional artists. My artist webpage on the site is www.axisweb.org/artist/trudiemoore.
solo exhibitions
1997/8
The Lizard Lounge, Nightclub bar and restaurant
2000 Liquid Juice bar, 5 Guildhall Lane, Leicester
2002 Habitat 40-50 High Street, Leicester
group exhibitions
1997
De Montfort University Exhibitions centre, Leicester
1999 The Attik, Leicester
open exhibitions
1998
Annual Open, The City Gallery, Leicester
2003 Annual Open, The Catmose Gallery, Oakham, Rutland
commercial projects
2003 GEG Properties, The Smithy, Burley On The Hill, Oakham, Rutland
  Total of 5 works used in show apartment at Princess House, Leicester. Intended to improve the ambience of a contemporary new development and assist in the sale of the property
2004 DULUX
Paintings used by a design company to create a contemporary look in their colour card brochure.