“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”
p e n e l o p e ★
1979 Salt Lake City, UT
2004 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, BFA - Painting
Penelope's abstract expressionistic paintings are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on how color, mood and texture relate to taste.
About Penelope’s Collection:
Penelope Moore is a powerhouse of a painter, developing an entirely new way for her collectors to engage in cultural and artistic expression via wine introduction and taste evolution. Penelope describes her artwork as “pushing the boundaries of sensory experience by fusing art with nuances of wine.” She translates the taste of wine into dynamic and expressive large-scale abstract oil paintings. Her internationally renowned series “Palette of the Palate” is a visual interpretation of the palate, exploring how color and mood relate to taste. She has an art studio in Napa and currently resides in Northern Italy where she continues to expand her collection to include international wines of the world.
Palette of the Palate: NAPA / ITALY Artist Paints the Taste of Wine
Penelope pushes the boundaries of sensory experience by fusing art with wine. She transforms the taste of the wine into dynamic and expressive large-scale abstract oil paintings. Her series “Palette of the Palate” is a visual interpretation of the palate, exploring how color, mood and movement relate to taste.
She begins each painting by swirling, sniffing and sipping wine; often at wine events and in social scenes surrounded by wine experts, lovers and aficionados. With her wine glass next to her paint and canvas, she focuses on understanding the range of sensory information in the glass, from the most prominent, “first impression” characteristics to analyzing and narrowing down the finest nuances lingering within the furthest layers of the wine, such as traces of lavender or hints of bergamot. Based on texture, color, smell, fluidity and taste she visualizes the painting (using her synesthetic sensibilities) and transfers her interpretation to bold abstract color stories on canvas.
Classically trained in painting and her early work known as traditional realism, Penelope stepped into an entirely new realm of contemporary art where her interpretations of taste redefine the way viewers experience art and wine altogether. Her approach invites viewers to delve deeper into the glass, to see what they are tasting and to taste what they are seeing. Her exhibitions are sensory experiences where guests are invited to “Experience the Art of Taste :: Taste the Art.”