Trudie Moore Art Studio

A new blank canvas

Some more big news for me! I’ve taken a leap and moved into a much bigger studio space in the phase 2 development in Krowji!
My new studio in the new phase 2 development of Krowji will enable me to continue creating my large scale paintings, and experiment with immersive elements of colour and scale within three dimensional painting installations so that I can innovate within my practise.

Space to expand

my professional practise

So it’s been a busy week but after some floor painting of the new space, removals and redecorating of my small space in studio 108 I spent some time yesterday zoning my new studio so that I can work from the floor to easel to wall to trestles.. and there will be interesting things hanging from the ceiling!
You’ll now find me in studio 121, Percy Williams Building just along the corridor and over the bridge from my old space. I’m open to private studio visits once restrictions are lifted so please contact me to book your visit!

Trudie Moore Art Studio

Naum Gabo at Tate St Ives 2020

Naum Gabo at Tate St Ives 2020

The Naum Gabo exhibit at Tate St Ives started in March this year and has been extended to run until this September. I went along in early March and here are my takeaway impressions and some photos of what you might expect if you have a chance to visit.

We are so lucky in Cornwall not just to have an amazing local wealth of creative and artistic talent locally, and an immense history of modern art in the area, but also to have facilities like Tate St Ives to visit ‘on a rainy day’, to stretch the mind, educate and inform us without even leaving the Duchy (County to you and me!).

When the Naum Gabo exhibition in St Ives started in early spring I went along with my (slightly short attention span and tantruming throughout the exhibit) son to take it in.

My visit was, as such, quite short and so will be the information in this blog as a result, but short turned out to be very sweet. I found this was an exhibition I could go to see, learn and enjoy immensely, because the work here is very fast to comprehend and enjoy. Even if you look at it in amazement for the sculptural skill, visual impact, mathematical precision and calculations, or, as I did, the complete surprise surrounding the manufacturing techniques available in the era, you can be impressed by the forethought and modernity of it that still makes it feel futuristic and timeless today.


His work combined geometric abstraction with a dynamic organization of form in small reliefs and constructions, monumental public sculpture and pioneering kinetic works that assimilated new materials such as nylon, wire, lucite and semi-transparent materials, glass and metal.

Two preoccupations, unique to Gabo, were his interest in representing negative space—”released from any closed volume” or mass—and time. He famously explored the former idea in his Linear Construction works (1942-1971)—used nylon filament to create voids or interior spaces as “concrete” as the elements of solid mass

Source: Tate/ Wikipedia

What I enjoyed about Naum Gabo: Constructions for Real Life.

The first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo’s sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years

Tate St Ives

I didn’t know that Naum Gabo had lived in Carbis Bay during WWII and been considered one of the St Ives Artists. This felt great to me as it drew a link for me between the location in which I now live. I have a pull towards the geometric visual style in my paintings, and the relationship of the three dimensionality in this sculptural work that resonates with the three dimensional direction I am currently taking in my own work. I could feel a connection with the sculptures and plans. I can feel the organic

I made a mental note to myself to look up: Hyperbolic parabaloid, tensegrity structure and history plastic manufacturing (although these days I’m researching more into plastics re-use)… and you might add to that Constructivism (and give that to your child to do as homework for the school holidays!).

I couldn’t believe how well some of the pieces have survived – the geometric acrylic sheet sculptures that have remained in immaculate condition are nearly 100 years old. You could be mistaken for thinking they were made in the 1970s, influenced by Star Wars or some other space odyssey, but in fact perhaps the reverse is true, perhaps films and architecture drew on the work of Naum Gabo as the innovator.

The precision of the hyperbolic paraboloids, the mathematical calculations that went into them and the precise execution of the pieces. The hyperbolic paraboloids make for beautiful sculptures which are perfectly hand tensioned, each string or wire having the same degree of tension.


For me this is a stunning exhibition, beautifully presented, amazingly well preserved and extremely educational and inspirational. If a 3 year old can lie on the floor having a tantrum because they don’t want to leave, that’s a good sign for taking older kids or the rest of your family along.

Trudie Moore abstract painting geometric 2018

Open Studios Cornwall 2020

Open Studios Cornwall is from 29th August to 6th September 2020.

Open Studios Cornwall is a coordinated Cornwall-wide event where artists from all over Cornwall open their studios at the same time, 

creating a county wide festival of art, design and craft.

More than 200 artists, designers and makers are taking part in the Open Studios, 30 of those are located at Krowji in Redruth and so if you plan to visit me in my studio there, you will be able to see an even bigger selection of the wealth of creative talent Cornwall has to offer all in one place.

I am aiming to create a gallery-level experience during this event, so whilst you might have been missing the pleasure of visiting exhibitions and galleries for contemporary art in the spring and summer this year, I will be bringing a feeling of this to you through my plans for an integration of in person, virtual (videos & documentation) and connecting with me live through a stream of me at work.

Visit Trudie Moore’s artist studio in August and September

Because we have had a little longer to prepare for the new dates of this event, I have come up with more of an experiential format for the event incorporating exhibition, private views and appointments, online (virtual) videos, a documentation experience streamed from my live residency and, of course, the usual drop-in format.

On show at my studio at Krowji, Redruth –

Gallery style exhibition, private appointments, drop-ins at the main event and a live stream to my residency.

Open studios are a brilliant way for you to see my work, my art is meant to be enjoyed by the natural eye for the greatest benefit of the colour, scale, textures, lines, edges, transparencies, surfaces. You can’t get a good enough impression of my paintings from an online image as it’s very hard to convey the experience (one of the reasons I have started doing talk-through videos on IGTV – Instagram TV, so show and describe the work). So coming to see me in person in the studio where you can come simply to chat and find out more will offer so much more.

I will be showing a selection of recent and older work, and I will have pieces for sale to take away with you.

Come and have a chat with me about my work, how I work, what my work is about, buy a painting or even give me critical analysis! I have loads to talk about, The Christmas Open Studios at Krowji delivered some really deep and insightful conversations that were enjoyed immensely on both sides.

A virtual window into the creation of my newest work – streaming from my residency 1st-4th September

I will be working from a residency in Penryn on the weekdays of Open Studios and so I am working to create an online journal/ diary of me at work on my new project. The residency commences on 1st September and runs until 12th October and so you will see me via a stream, blog, video and IGTV in the studio there between 1st to 4th September and be able to chat to me on 5th and 6th about it, and my ambitions for the future in person at Krowji (Studio 108c!).

This will be an additional experience to visiting me in Krowji as my space in Krowji is small it doesn’t allow room both for showing work in progress as well as visitors and exhibition/ viewing and so by making my big residency project available by documenting it online, not only will you be able to share in the experience of this online documentation (and I will be collecting the documentation by way of a critical aspect of my work) but you will also be able to get an insight into the future of my work, it’s direction and the ambition and scale I have for it. I will be aiming to set up a screen in my studio to show me at work at the times I’m not present at Krowji.

If you are still in Cornwall, or back in Cornwall in mid October 2020 I am hoping to hold a Private View of the new work. To be invited to this please request to sign up to my email list here.


Collect website orders from me in person

If there is a piece you would like to buy in advance of the event, you can buy it through the website and collect it at Open Studios either when I am there, or by appointment. The website has a PayPal payment gateway and takes all mainstream card payments. If there is something you wish to reserve and pay by bank transfer or cash, please get in touch with me.

Seen something you like that’s not in the shop?

If there is a piece of my work you have seen online either through my website, social media or through my old blog or old website, I can bring it to Open Studios for viewing. My back catalogue is in storage and not everything has been photographed, so if there is something you like and want to know if I have more of, I can email through images.

Like something but it’s the wrong size, colour or you have an idea for a variation or a specific place?

Likewise if you would like to discuss a commission or a project, I can compile examples for discussion and meet you to show you more!  Here is some further information on Commissions and projects and an outline on what you can achieve by commissioning an artist.


Visiting Open Studios Cornwall 2020


How I will be opening my studio to visitors for Open Studios Cornwall

Because the dates for Open Studios moved back from May to August, the dates now run at the same time as my residency at Grey’s Wharf in Penryn.  Here is how I will be opening up my studio:

  • I will be opening physically over the two weekends of Open Studios Cornwall in my studio at Krowji and so I will be present to welcome visitors into my space.
  • My space will be open when there are other artists present in my space as a gallery exhibit. I am hoping to be able to show the video/ my blog on some manner within my space and there will be contact cards to make an appointment to see me and there will be pieces hanging in the hallway to look at.
  • I will be opening virtually in two ways:
    • By updating my blog from my residency to show the progress I am making on the residency and by posting on Facebook and Instagram
    • By creating a video tour that will be uploaded to You Tube
  • By taking bookings to meet you at Krowji for an appointment

Drop in and Visit me at Krowji on 29th & 30th August 2020

Opening hours for weekend visits: 11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

I will be in the studio for the normal opening on the weekend days for chats, sales and information.

Make an appointment with me for a studio visit during Open Studios 2020 on weekdays

Available Hours: 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday

I will be taking bookings to show you my studio in person during the week. If you can’t visit me on the weekends, if you are an architect or an interior designer looking to source artwork or discussion during working hours, or if you are worried that the studios will be too busy, I can offer you a quieter visit to see my work when the doors to my studio space are closed.

I will be uploading a booking system to my website soon, in the meantime, Make an appointment with me by using my website contact form here.

Protocol for visiting my studio and Krowji

My space is small and I am hoping to rent a bigger room for the duration to allow for social distancing. But whatever the space available, there will be measures in place that visitors will need to adhere to to allow for a relaxed and safe environment.

  • Face masks will be a requirement to studio entry, I will be wearing a mask and I will ask that you do too
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided on entry to the building, and on entry to my studio room
  • As my space is small, I’ll only be able to welcome one person/ one ‘family unit’ / couple at a time
  • There will be a marked trail and marked waiting areas on the floor to create a comfortable flow and good spacing
  • The studios will have increased cleaning during the event and I will clean the space between visitors

Where to find my studio

I am usually in studio 108c but for the duration of Open Studios, to exhibit my work and allow for social distancing, you’ll find me in studio 220 on the 2nd floor of the Percy Williams building, just upstairs from my usual space.

Address Studio 108c, Percy Williams Building, Krowji, West Park

Town Redruth

Postcode TR15 3AJ


From A30 take main Redruth exit and follow A3047 towards Pool/Camborne.æ Pass Redruth School on left, after about 200m, turn left into West Park just before the large roundabout.æ Limited parking available on site.

Facilities:   Disabled access, toilets, disabled toilets, cafe

Open Studios artist listing for Trudie Moore

Trudie Moore’s contemporary abstract paintings explore control and restraint in the painting process. These paintings have luminous fields of colour, transparencies and opacities that act as both a visual and an actual layer over one another, and which are layers upon the surface layer of the canvas. Paintings are priced from £45–2,000.

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    Artist Support Pledge new additions July 2020

    #ArtistSupportPledge, latest additions!

    Here are my latest additions to the Artist Support Pledge. I have looked back into my archive for these abstract, more expressionist paintings, which represent a different phase of my art practice.

    These are all smaller pieces, they explore different themes of tension in the paint and the colour, process-led paint application, and the contrast between control and a sense of freedom in the approach to making a painting. The paint is applied in layers, sometimes the layers bleed into one another and the paint reacts.

    These paintings date from around 2003-2010, before the current trend for pour paintings has emerged on Instagram. The process paintings they derive from were influenced heavily by artists such as Ian Davenport, Fiona Rae and Damien Hirst’s spin paintings, all from the 1990s. They were painted on the floor flat to enable the paint behaviour to be influential in the outcome of the painting.

    Each one of these paintings is household gloss paint on canvas, mostly in bespoke colours. They are on either bespoke gallery standard canvases or more lightweight frames. The price of each painting reflects the canvas grade.



    I’m taking part in the Artist Support Pledge initiative, can you help to support me so that I can support another artist?



    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress I have instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge


    The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work

    To make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else’s work. Keep updated on new opportunities and announcements @artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious.


    #supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously

    Below are the first items I have tagged for this pledge, there will be more to follow soon including some of my process painting pieces, bigger gloss paintings on canvas and some diptychs. My website supports PayPal payments which can be made through PayPal or by card. I will post pieces within 24 hours of sale.

    I am continuing to add pieces to the shop, please come back later and check what’s new!


    Artist Support Pledge

    #ArtistSupportPledge, support an artist!

    I’m taking part in the Artist Support Pledge initiative, can you help to support me so that I can support another artist?



    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress I have instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge


    The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work

    To make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else’s work. Keep updated on new opportunities and announcements @artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious.


    #supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously

    Below are the first items I have tagged for this pledge, there will be more to follow soon including some of my process painting pieces, bigger gloss paintings on canvas and some diptychs. My website supports PayPal payments which can be made through PayPal or by card. I will post pieces within 24 hours of sale.


    I have tagged the first items under the pledge in my shop and there will be more added soon



    Christmas baubles now on sale!

    Discover my range of artist edition baubles now on sale in my shop!

    To mark Christmas 2019 I’ve launched a range of individually painted artist edition baubles. There are 50 individual hand painted baubles numbered and initialled from 1-50.

    Here’s a sample of some of them

    Brighten things up this year and add a little pop of colour to your Christmas tree with a unique piece of art.  Create a neon and pastel theme or add a hint of bright, white and fresh colour and make your tree a colourful and contemporary work of art.

    The first batch is now online!  Each one is ceramic painted with artists acrylic paint in a range of fluorescent and pastel tones, transparencies and opaque panels to mirror my latest works.

    The Christmas baubles are tied with neon yellow elastic cord and packaged in a white gift box.

    Delivered in time to give as a Christmas present or to decorate your own Christmas tree.


    Commissioning an artist

    You might be asking “How do I commission an artist? I don’t know where to find one, What should I expect? How do I start?”

    I’ve been undertaking commissions over 21 years, for me as the artist, it’s been simple, I chat to my client, we discuss what they like and I build a picture of what the painting is in my head that is what they want. But that’s not the scenario for the recipient as they just don’t know what they are going to get.

    I don’t know where to start

    Don’t worry, I do

    So you might be asking the same question ‘can you do something for me? What’s it going to look like?’

    There are so many ways of going about briefing an artist, or of carrying out a process for a commission. I’ve done them a few different ways:

    • the client asks for something that looks like something I have already painted and we chat about that and it either sets the brief immediately – style, colours, size OR it leads into new territory for something a bit (or completely!) different
    • I go to the house/ business/ location and we measure up, look at what’s already in the space (furnishings, furniture, light, space, materials and colours of objects in the room)
    • I take an existing painting around to a space to see how it works in the space, we talk about the colours/ space/ visual style and elements of the painting.


    in the process

    Be brave

    There is a degree of trust and faith you need in order to take a risk. You aren’t in a shop looking at something that has already been completed and imagingin how it will look above your sofa or reception desk. You have to know and understand that the artist you’re working with has a strong sense of visual awareness and sensitivity both to you, your environment and the outcome you’re looking for.

    Take a chance

    This is the time to be adventurous. If you brief the painting to be safe, that’s what you will get. If something that is in the artist’s portfolio really appeals and is unique, stands out and is stronger than the rest of their work then that is the upper point of risk you might take. The more you talk the better the outcome. If you say ‘ I like that but that one is a bit adventurous, I feel like I should have this [safe] one over here, can we meet in the middle?

    Perhaps you like adventurous, perhaps you need reigning in? Maybe the bold colours need to be brought into line with your interior so that they don’t clash.

    There are so many variables.

    You can be guided.

    You can set the boundaries

    You can choose the size

    You can choose from a portfolio

    You can guide the colour choice (if you need or wish to)

    Or you can trust in the artist to create something with you in mind that is their vision.

    You can commission something that you choose to have no input into

    Their vision of you, or their vision of what you like. Or you can ask them simply to do something for the space that is completely of their own, that you will love, because the thing that drew you to them for a commission is an intrinsic part of what they do. You can work with their intuition and natural style. That way the piece you commission just might be the wonderful piece that makes the art collectable, valuable and unique and worth the most to you, to them and to the art world (if future investment is the thing you are after).

    How would you choose to run your commission? You have the power to both choose the artist you want to work with and the power to decide if the choices I have outlined above are available from the artist you choose.

    Trudie Moore abstract painting geometric 2018

    My process for


    How I take commissions

    Here’s a sample of one of the ways in which I do commissions, hopefully you’ll find it a calm and reassuring process, there are some formalities but I try to keep it lightweight because that’s more enjoyable for both of us.


    A bespoke commission for an abstract painting in the style of my current body of work (geometric abstracts)

    You will enjoy the experience of commissioning a qualified artist to create a site-specific painting in collaboration with the artist. I have been creating commissions over 21 years.

    I’ll come to your site and chat about the possibilities for creating something that works specifically within that space and which can be seen as an extension of your personality or business through that environment. You might wish to come to my art studio or storage facility to view more paintings and discuss them more deeply.

    I will then send you a quote and a short contract to sign to commence work, I will also ask for a deposit to be used against materials (but the full payment is upon delivery).

    We might discuss points in the quote or the brief further at this point to check that what was discussed and put onto paper is still on track.

    If it’s an installation, or something more three dimensional, we might draw up some visual plans or light sketches to illustrate the mechanics of the piece, but you will be aware that the way that I work is an evolution with the painting itself and this is not controlled and contained planning as such (like for a design) it’s a piece of art that has a conversation with the piece itself.

    It is unlikely that I will show you the painting prior to delivery unless there are any queries.

    Your painting will be created and delivered within an agreed time frame (usually 6 weeks dependant on time of year/ drying times).

    I will give guidance on hanging the work but will not install the painting unless it’s painted direct-to-wall. 

    After delivery, I will ask to take photos and I might ask for you to send me photos after installation, or for a recommendation or social media sharing. I’ll ask you for permisison to share any photographs of your interiors or profile.

    What I will create for you

    You will commisison me to create:

    • A fine art painting on bespoke artists gallery canvas from Harris Moore or another professional canvas supplier, of your designated size (ply or acrylic on request) or an installation painting.
    • A specific piece of art that enhances and creates a feeling within your environment 
    • A site visit to your chosen location for the piece
    • The experience of having a piece of fine art created that will be specifically for you
    • All materials
    • Ownership of the final piece (creative license remains with the artist)
    • Installation of painting direct to walls OR delivery to location*


    Who commissions work best for

    This works best if you are:

    • Open to enjoying the process
    • Willing to place your faith in the artist to create something in their house style that has you and your space in mind
    • Have a sense of adventure and ambition about your project and its place in the artist’s body of work
    • Happy to work to the artist’s contract of sale


    Neon linings

    Back to school! Not the kind of BTS post that everyone else is sharing at the moment though!

    I’m very excited to say that today I picked up the keys to my new studio space @krowji_ in Redruth. After putting my back catalogue paintings into storage, my artistic move to Cornwall is complete.

    This is a new phase for my art career in Cornwall. The Krowji is a redeveloped Grammar school and home to around 200 other artists and creatives, I can’t wait to meet all the other tenants, see their work and businesses and get restarted.

    Every cloud has
    a neon lining

    So here’s to the neon lining on that cloud that’s emerged after saying goodbye to @twoqueensstudio 🥂

    Watch this space!